For Challenge 37 at Fantabulous Cricut (http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/), the theme is Thankful For. I decided to make a thankful turkey for Kaylee. Each day, she is writing what she is thankful for on one of the turkey's feathers and then she is going to bring the turkey with her to Thanksgiving dinner and she is going to read off all of the things she was thankful for during the month of November.
I started with two different sized styrofoam balls, spray painted them brown and hot glued them together. I then used a piece of rolled foam to make the nose and hand cut the red for the gobbler and added google eyes and a small hat I found at Hobby Lobby. I used pipe cleaners to make the arms and legs and painted a small piece of wood to make the Thankful For sign to put in his hand. For the feathers, I used the Don Juan cart to cut leaves out of yellow, red and orange. I cut the stems off of the leaves to make them look like turkey feathers. I then hot glued these to small skewers and positioned them in the styrofoam balls. I also added one skewer to the back to make the turkey be able to stand on his own.
The skewers pull out easily, so she can pull one out, write what she is thankful for each day and then slip it back into the turkey.
Be sure to stop by Fantabulous Cricut to see all of the other design team projects and enter your own Thankful project using your Cricut. http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/