But every once in a while, some project jumps out at me and says, "Look here! Aren't I beautiful? Aren't I adorable? Your girls will love making me, and so will you!" I embrace these moments wholeheartedly. I admit they don't come all that often - the craft must be very appealing - but when they do I inevitably discover myself getting excited over every little detail.
When I saw these Pom-Pom Toms, that was it for me. I wasn't even looking for a craft at the time, but the turkeys were impossible to miss, appearing on the first page. Then I showed the image to Gianna......and the rest is history!
turkey-making, Madeleine had great fun with the materials!
These guys were super fun and very easy to make. You don't need a pom-pom maker as Martha insists. I just picked up a bag of various-sized poms from the craft store. Not keen on the idea of using a hot glue gun around small ones, I had Gianna use Glue Dots and Lines to adhere the materials together. They're wonderful - easy for children to use, mess-free and strong.
When I complete a craft I inevitably ask myself, "Would I do this again?" In this case, I absolutely would. Great fun and terrific results!
(N.B. To simplify the project even further, making the finished product achievable for young ones, I didn't use needles or yarn. We glued our eyes on and chose not to make wings at all.)