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

Nov 26, 2014 at 3:59 p.m. ET

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.

Placemats

Supplies:

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

supplies

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.

cut

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.

write

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.

glue wings

4. Glue on the beak

glue beak

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.

Turkey

7. Finished

Your place mat is complete!

Finished

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