The streets surrounding our house are quite the sight during the fall season. The trees are full of luscious red, orange, and yellow color come September. In fact, there are a few spots in the neighborhood that people stop specifically to capture the ever-changing fall foliage.
Come October, the leaves start to descend and make their way down to the surrounding sidewalks and roads. It makes for a fun outing with the kids, jumping in the piles and trying to track down the ‘perfect’ leaf. After a couple neighborhood walks, we had quite the collection this year, so decided to craft with them. The result was the fall leaf turkey. DIY instructions follow below.
STEP 1: COLLECT THE SUPPLIES
The supplies needed are as follows:
- An assortment of fall leaves or artificial leaves
- Sticky googly eyes
- White cardstock
- Brown cardstock or construction paper cut into a medium circle and a small circle
- Small amount of red and orange cardstock or construction paper
- Colored pencil (optional for legs)
STEP 2: GLUE THE LEAVES DOWN
Have the children select a handful of leaves they would like to use for the turkey’s feathers. Place glue on one side and stick them on the white cardstock in a semi-circle towards the top of the vertical page.
STEP 3: GLUE DOWN THE TURKEY BODY/FACE
Over top of the leaf stems, adhere the medium brown circle with glue. If you want “feet”, ensure that a couple of stems show on the bottom. Otherwise you can add legs with a pencil afterwards. On top of the medium circle, place the small brown circle.
STEP 4: DECORATE THE FACE
To make the turkey’s face, simply add the googly eyes and glue down a small piece of orange cardstock for the nose and red cardstock for the wattle (neck).
This was my kind of craft…pretty easy, fun, and not a lot of cleanup. Happy fall crafting!