Next, cut three circles from the corrugated cardboard: one ~9-inch diameter, one ~11-inch diameter, two ~13-inch diameter (I made mine by tracing a salad plate, a dinner plate and a large mixing bowl as templates). Glue the cardboard circles together smallest to largest making sure to leave a 1-inch margin at the edges with no glue – this is where the feathers will be inserted. Glue the bottom of a brown paper bag to the back of the 13-inch circle.
Finally, cut feathers from the colored cardstock. We’ve found the best way to do this is to take the piece of cardstock and fold it in half, and then into thirds. Here’s a video if you are unclear on the Cutting Instructions.
Once all of the glue is dry and the feathers are ready – it’s time to gather your family and stuff your turkey – with feathers of gratitude and memories for the years to come.
After Thanksgiving, you can easily remove the feathers and the bag of rice or beans, fold up the paper bag and store your turkey for future use!
What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?