Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this easy to make turkey mirror is great last minute decor before friends and family come to visit. Remember last month how I took the Halloween spooky mirror idea which spookified my front entry? This month, I decided to use the front entrance mirror again to welcome the next holiday in the fall season and so the turkey mirror idea was born (Ok, I’ve not seen this idea before consciously so I’m guessing this is the first one I’ve seen).
The turkey mirror was super easy to make. It cost around $12 because I was out of kraft paper, colored construction paper, and packaging tape. Here’s a list of what is needed:
First, I cut the Kraft paper to make the “body” of the turkey fit in the mirror frame. This was done by simply making the Kraft paper fit on the bottom and sides and then make the top like a curve…
Now it was time to make the turkey head with hat and also make feathers. I cut out an oval from brown construction paper and added a hole for people to look into to see their faces. Then added a black hat, white band, yellow buckle, orange beak, and red hanging down thingy. These were all glued together to make this…
In order for this turkey mirror decoration to be entertaining for guests pretending to be a turkey, a hole in the Kraft paper needed to be cut out so their faces could be reflected in the mirror. I put the “face” on the paper and lightly traced where it should be removed and came up with this bagel looking this… LOL
Next make about 32 feathers. Sounds like a lot but cut out 4 feathers per sheet of construction paper by stacking 4 pieces of paper. This way you will to be able to cut out 4 feathers at a time. Last, tape the “body” on the mirror, then the “head”, and then the feathers… Viola!
It was fun to put the turkey mirror together but even more fun to watch my kids look at themselves in the mirror and seeing their face in the turkey face. The neighbor kids came over after school this past week and got a kick out of being the turkey in the mirror too.