If you are reading this blog living in or near Turkey, Texas; Turkey Creek, Louisiana; or Turkey, North Carolina, send us a gobble! But, no matter where you live, keep reading because everyone needs to check out this fun turkey “craftivity” that could be the talk of a Thanksgiving Day gathering.
To make the gobbler’s body, position a nine-inch paper square to make a diamond. Bring the bottom corner toward the top corner, stopping about one inch from the top. Crease the fold; then fold the side corners to meet in the middle and crease. Glue feet and beak cutouts in place and draw the remaining details.
Now, about those feathers! Each is a 1½” x 6” paper strip that’s a perfect place to write a turkey fact. Here are ten fun facts, one for each side of a feather.
- Only male turkeys gobble. Hens do not.
- Turkeys can see in color.
- A full-grown turkey has about 3,500 feathers.
- Wild turkeys spend the night in trees.
- For a short distance, a wild turkey can fly up to 55 mph.
- Henry VIII was the first English king to eat turkey.
- Ben Franklin suggested the turkey as the official United States bird.
- Baby turkeys are called poults.
- The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds.
- The largest turkey-producing state in 2016 is Minnesota.