Make It: Turkey Place Cards

Make your guests feel special at Thanksgiving with cute, keiki-created place cards.


Make your guests feel special at Thanksgiving with cute, keiki-created place cards.

Materials

  • Small pumpkins and gourds
  • Googly eyes
  • Yellow and red felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Toothpicks
  • Index cards

Instructions

  1. Write each guest’s name on an index card. 
  2. Attach the small pumpkins on top of larger squashes using toothpicks or hot glue with the stem facing forward as a beak. You can also cut yellow felt into a beak and glue it on.
  3. If you have a crookneck squash (see below), you can simply glue some googly eyes on the top.
  4. Cut a waddle out of red felt and glue it on.
  5. Attach the nameplate to the turkey’s beak with glue.
  6. Fold a napkin into a fan and place it behind the turkey for its tail. 
  7. Make the tail by folding a napkin in a “fan fold” and place it behind the turkey. 


Tips

  • Can’t find any gourds? Use oranges, apples or tangerines instead.
  • If you have trouble folding the napkin, watch a video demonstration online at realsimple.com. I found it helpful to press the napkin as I folded it.
  • If napkin folding is not your thing, use cornhusks to make a turkey tail. We made these versions years ago.


Michele Aucello and her husband Kevin live in the Wilhelmina Rise area with their children Isabella and Luca, some chickens, and the occasional elf and leprechaun. You can reach Michele via emailFacebook, or via her personal blog, Leprechauntricks.com. You can also follow her on Pinterest, where she gets many of her ideas.