Thanksgiving is tomorrow!
We have been preparing for Princess C's first Thanksgiving and with that comes holiday themed arts and crafts. The typical turkey crafts usually are made up of just your hand however, as you can imagine a 5 month old's hands are a bit too small to trace and make a turkey. Also, trying to paint her palm brown and the rest of her fingers a different color is down right laughable. So when I need ideas, where do I go? To Pinterest of course!
I found a pin that used feet as the body of the turkey and hands for feathers. Yes I'm aware that most of the pins I find genius are not all that complicated but sometimes it is easier to find it instead of having to think of my own ideas, okay? Though I'm sure it is obvious, picture on the left is from the pin and the picture on the right is mine.
I made one for us and one for each of her grandparents that I put in a card to give to them on Thanksgiving. I found a poem online that I wrote on the inside of each card it reads as follows:
"This isn't just a turkey, as anyone can see. I made it with my hands, which are a part of me. It comes with lots of love, especially to say: I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving Day."
We all know Thanksgiving isn't really about "arts and crafts" or even outfits, it is about food! Aside from turkey, what else is really important? Sweet treats! I am all for taking short-cuts when it comes to cooking and baking (remember those "Kit-Kat" brownies?) and these cupcakes are no exception. I found this pin to make turkey decorated cupcakes. Simply buy the box cupcake-mix of your choice and chocolate (or hazelnut if you prefer) icing, a bag of candy corn, white and black icing.
In an effort for full disclosure, I did not make these cupcakes this year (did you really think I would have it that together?) but I did make them in years past.
The picture is pretty easy to follow, the lefthand side is from the pin and the righthand side is mine.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!