Our daughter came home a few weeks ago with a school project to Disguise a Turkey. We were given an instruction sheet and a blank turkey to decorate. The idea is to help keep the turkey safe through Thanksgiving by dressing it up as something other than a turkey. Not too surprisingly, our daughter chose to dress hers up as Elsa!
This was a first and the two of us had fun bringing her idea to life. We used scrapbooking supplies I had on hand to create the turkey disguise (sometimes my hoarding pays off!):
- We used 2 sided scrapbooking paper by Kaisercraft to make the dress. First sketching the design with a blank sheet of white paper to make a template.
- A scrap piece of sheer ribbon made an easy addition to the dress to give a visual separation between the bodice and skirt.
- I freehand sketched Elsa’s hairdo onto yellow paper. Traced over with a black Micron pen. Then cut out using my x-acto knife.
- We glued chipboard snowflakes onto the dress and around the turkey. (We also used these for my son’s Geronimo Stilton project 3 years ago.)
- My daughter colored the turkey face, neck, feathers, and feet with crayons.
- Finally, she added a crown from a sticker set to complete the turkey’s Queen Elsa disguise.
This was a cute project and would be fun entertainment on Thanksgiving Day as well. Our school used a free printable found here. Download, print, and start dressing it up!
What disguise will your turkey wear?