How to Make Your Own Turkey Magnet While Exploring History

Here at The Buffalo History Museum we want to engage all of our visitors. Creating hands-on activities and crafts is a wonderful way to show young minds that our museum is more than a place with exhibits on view, museums are places to explore! These turkeys are simple to make and a great way to be creative on Thanksgiving! Fun for the whole family!

You will need:

• Colored Paper • Scissors • A clothespin • Glue • Feathers or other decorations (Let your turkey be fancy!) • A magnet

Instructions:

TurkeyCraft

1. Trace your hands cut them out, glue to the back of a clothespin.

2. While the glue dries, cut out a small circle for the face. Draw your turkey’s features or use googly eyes. IMG_3345

3. Glue the face to the top of the clothespin.

4. If you have one, stick the magnet strip to the back of your clothespin.

5. Decorate the front of your turkey!

6. When everything is dry, hang it on your fridge to admire.

IMG_3346**Fun Fact: Did you know? The biggest farm turkey ever weighed over 86 pounds, according the Guinness Book of World Records. His name was Tyson.

Share your turkey magnets with us! Find us on: Facebook, Twitter (@BuffaloHistory) or Instagram (@buffalohistorymuseum) Use the #TBHMTURKEY   -Megan MacNeill Program & Engagement Coordinator

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