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Cute felt turkeys that turn Thanksgiving place mats into a playful game

Carolina can't remember a time when she didn't love to craft. When she's not working at the computer, she's behind a sewing machine, wielding a glue gun, or chasing her two young boys. She loves visiting with her family, snuggles with he...

Add fun to your Thanksgiving table with interactive place mats

This interactive place mat is a fun way to entertain your guests at the dinner table. Simple to make, this turkey place mat is great for both the kids' table and the big table!

Do you have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving? Use this fun turkey place mat with thankfulness prompts at your Thanksgiving table this year.

Add fun to your Thanksgiving table with interactive place mats

Supplies:

  • Plain place mat
  • Assorted colors of felt (including brown and yellow)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric paint
  • Fabric glue

Add fun to your Thanksgiving table with interactive place mats

1. Cut your felt shapes

Cut the turkey body in the shape of an extra-wide bowling pin, then cut 6 feathers from assorted colors of felt. Cut a triangle for the beak.

Add fun to your Thanksgiving table with interactive place mats

2. Paint feathers

Using the fabric paint, paint the following words on the feathers: today, this week, this month, this year, lifetime, in the future. These will be dinnertime prompts: What things have happened or what people are you thankful for in each of these time frames? Set aside to dry.

Add fun to your Thanksgiving table with interactive place mats

3. Add glue to back of turkey

Add glue to the back of the turkey shape. Only glue down the center of the turkey; the sides should not be glued down. Place the turkey in the bottom right corner of the place mat.

Add fun to your Thanksgiving table with interactive place mats

4. Glue on the beak

Add fun to your Thanksgiving table with interactive place mats

5. Draw the eyes and wings

Draw the eyes and wings with fabric paint. Write in the prompt at the top of the place mat.

6. Tuck in the feathers

When dry, tuck in the feathers.

Add fun to your Thanksgiving table with interactive place mats

7. Finished

Your place mat is complete!

Add fun to your Thanksgiving table with interactive place mats

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