Today’s the day! Believe it or not I’ve waited years for this day. A couple of years ago, I decided we really needed something to spice up our front door. I’ve never been much of a wreathe person, but we live in a neighborhood of town homes and every single door is the same. We all have to have the same paint, the same stucco, the same door, the same everything. BORING!
We had friends coming over to our
boring I mean gorgeous house. We needed something to help us stand out, needed. I decided to make a door face. A girl friend of mine had a cute one up for Halloween and Sunny adored it. After Sunny found that door we always had to walk past it when we were outside.
I just had to make a door face for that kiddo. After sketching up turkey’s and cornicopias I wasn’t really hitting what I wanted-somethin’ that said both thanksgiving but still really fun-not completely traditional. Then I wondered if I could make a turkey out of hearts, all hearts.
I tried it out and was amazed how well it all came together. Everything is a heart, the eye lids, the pupil, the woddle, the beak, the feathers-everything. I love how it turned out. I mean look at this Turkey Face, not only is it fun, but it also has the symbolism of a thankful heart. We all love this guy, it has become a tradition at our house to put the turkey face up. I don’t know who gets more excited, Sunny or the Hubster. Yes the Hubster like’s my art. 🙂
It’s easy for kids to help. They can color, cut (with help if needed) and tape it up. It’s also a fun game for younger children. They can color their own feathers and then play pin the feather on the turkey. The tail is so big it allows for several winners-perfect for younger children. If you need a quick activity for your little guests because ‘dinner is taking forever’, this is a great one. Just download the Turkey Face, print and go. I even made some extra feathers in case you have more than 5 eager contestants.
*tip: Only put this on a door that will have some cover from the elements and only have it up for a few days if in direct sunlight as the tape can be a pain to clean up.
It’s been a great hit at our house and I’ve had several requests from neighbors on it. My little girlie isn’t the only one who likes door faces apparently. 🙂
Oh and why did it take me a couple of years to share it with you? Well, the first year I finished it on Thanksgiving day, not so helpful for sharing. Last year I wasn’t blogging at all since I was battling an unknown illness. So here we are 2 years later with all that tradition behind us now. Enjoy and be sure to share pictures if you do it. I love to see what budding artists come up with!
What Thanksgiving tradition do your little ones love?