It seems like Thanksgiving decorations are so difficult to find. Most stores just move straight from Halloween to Christmas and Hanukkah. So yesterday, I decided to make a little wooden turkey decoration for our mantel.
As a child, I remember lying on my Grandparent’s living room floor and being able to pull things off the shelf that looked like decorations, but really they were toys. Domino sets in wooden boxes lined with felt, and cool wooden puzzles by Enzo Mari. With that in mind, I decided to make the wooden turkey with slots, so it can be taken apart and put back together like a puzzle.
My son has been playing with it quite a bit, and has also put it together many different ways, making some pretty entertaining turkey variations. He thinks we should paint it too. Might be a good idea! Maybe I’ll make another one to paint.