A few months ago Parents Magazine asked me to design the Thanksgiving craft for their November issue.  I just picked it up at the grocery store last night!  If you want to try making one then you can see the craft and instructions here on the Parents website. And I also have instructions for wooden spool birds in my book!

25 Responses
  1. Lori Henriques

    these are so happy! :) i love the swirls you added. brings nice attention to the spool aspect of the design, too. and the real feathers are over the top! did you use your own chickens' feathers? ha! :) you've got the one-stop shop, for sure!

  2. Anonymous

    Gotta love'm! I have a stash of feathers like those and going to make some – planning on using wine corks instead of the thread thingies as I don't have any of those.
    Thanks for all the lovely inspiration you share!

    Love Vibs, Copenhagen, Denmark

  3. Tricia Orchard

    Those are amazing! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas with the world!

    Take care!

  4. Zinnia Muñoz

    Están hermosos! Qué ideas tines para construir cosas con cassettes de audio? Tengo una caja grande en mi casa y no se qué hacer con ellos. He encontrado ideas para hacer billeteras, lámparas y monederos, pero ningún juguete. Y por otro lado, qué se puede hacer con las cajas de los cassettes?

  5. Barbara

    I just discovered your blog–it is amazing! These turkeys are so fun and adorable. I can't wait to make them with my kids!

  6. Flotsam Friends

    How do you do it Joel?? These are so, so cute. Colourful and creative, perfect for kids. Love the tails!! Pruxxx

  7. Anna Caroline {Design Studio 210}

    What a lovely blog. I just discovered it, and I'm so delighted I did. I love crafts and art for kids. I don't have kids on my own but I still enjoy them, especially with beautiful images like the once you take. Inspiring indeed.

  8. Sheri

    Besides the tail feathers, I LOVE the feet!! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try them with a couple toddlers I watch.

  9. skt

    Amazing job! I saw these in Parents a few days ago and thought they were so cute. Didn't read the fine print and see that they were yours!

  10. Amanda Kingloff

    Hi Joel! I'm so glad you posted this…I've been on maternity leave since the end of August (baby arrived 6 weeks early!), so I've been out of touch. I would have definitely sent you a copy had I been in the office! Thanks for your great work!

  11. Joel Henriques

    Thanks everybody!!

    Amanda Kingloff – Thanks Amanda! Congratulations on the new baby! Exciting! It was really great working with you on this project! Hope to talk again soon.