Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tea Light Turkeys-Battery Operated Kids Craft

I picked up some orange tea lights on clearance at Walmart and thought these Tea Light Turkeys would be a fun Thanksgiving craft for the kids! I can see one blinking away on every plate at the kiddie table or glued onto napkin rings. Helpful hint: I do suggest trying every-single-light... a few times... They don't always work, so you might want to get a few extra.
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White lights would be fine.
I've added the ornament label, they'd be cute hanging on a Thanksgiving tree.
They'd make fun pins or embellishments for headbands too. 

battery operated tea lights
feathers-any color or shape you'd like or have
googly eyes-mine were a mixed bag from Dollar Tree. I like using two different sizes.
red bump chenille
glue-I used hot glue, perhaps FabriTac would work for the kids (any ideas?)
  1. Glue the feathers onto the back of the tea light. Trim them first if too long, you want to make sure you can get to the switch to turn the light on and off.
  2. Wrap one bump of the red chenille around the bulb to look like the red gobbly thing, make one side longer.
  3. Glue the eyes on.
  4. That's it folks, gotta love it! Oh and, if you want to make them and surprise the kids or grands, it literally took me 2 minutes to whip one up... Waiting for the glue gun to get hot was the most time consuming part.
Another fun table favor would be these Ferraro Rocher Turkeys, kids and adults like them!

I hope you're preparing to Gobble Till You Wobble... and have a happy day:@)

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  1. Oh my, the turkey is too cute, Lynn! What a fun, quick project for my grands to try. The candy turkey is a great idea, too. Something edible is always a gobble-y good idea!

  2. hahahaha, how do you come up with this stuff, it is so CUTE!! And I certainly wouldn't mind a Ferraro Rocher turkey or two roaming around :)

  3. Super cute, Lynn! I like the tea light turkeys, and the candy turkey is cool too, and delicious. ;)

  4. Josie would love to make these! What fun!

  5. so cute!! gobble til you wobble. :)

  6. Lynn, Your turkey lights are too CUTE!! I wish I had some kids to dole them out to or help make them. Love the chenille wattle~ I only know that's what it's called from watching Ally McBeal back in the day :)

  7. Those are so cute, Lynn! What a great idea My gsons would love them.

  8. Hi Lynn, So fun to stop by and say HAPPY THANKSGIVING. And what a cute idea for the grandkids. I'll have to share this over at Facebook. Have a blessed and beautiful week!



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