Hands Down, This Turkey is a Shoo-In!

Lesson #7025

Combine several dies you may already have to create a brand new turkey that is a real shoo-in.

Grade Level:

Create unique projects for any holiday using everyday dies and a little bit of imagination. An assortment of dies were selected to design this fun Thanksgiving turkey. There's no limit to what can be created with a single die or any combination of Ellison dies!

Develop creative thinking skills as students combine a unique assortment of dies to build a fun turkey for Thanksgiving or any day!

11149-1.25IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Block Alphabet, Lowercase Letters - 1 1/4 Inch 12782-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Hand, Open - Large 13402-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Footprint #2 - Large 28029-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Strips, Weaving - XL

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Glue, Marker (Black), Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut a LG Footprint #2 for each student using dark brown cardstock or construction paper. This will be the turkey body.
  2. Die-cut four LG Open Hands for each student using lighter brown paper. These will be the turkey feathers.
  3. Adhere the Hands to the back of the Footprint.
  4. Die-cut XL Weaving Strips, cutting only the wavy strips, using gold paper. These will be the turkey legs.
  5. Cut one strip in half for the turkey legs and adhere to the back of the turkey (see Main Photo).
  6. Die-cut two Block 1 1/4" Lowercase Letters W's using gold paper. These will be the turkey feet.
  7. Adhere the W's to the front of the wavy Strip (see Main Photo).
  8. Hand cut a gold triangle for a beak and a red wattle. Adhere near the top of the Footprint body.
  9. Use a black marker to draw the eyes for the turkey (see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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