Ideas, Possibilites & Suggestions

You do not have to be an artist to participate!

We often hear folks tell us that they can’t draw. We’ve heard this declaration hundreds of times and what we’ve discovered is that everyone–with just a little encouragement–can indeed draw a turkey portrait! Check out some of the submissions below for ideas.

Use a pre-made rubber stamp or paper punch. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Using & Making Stamps

Carve your own design using a potato, sheet of foam, pink eraser, or artist rubber carving block. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Can I Knit or Sew a Turkey?

Yes…please do! (Click on images to enlarge.)

What Materials Can I Use?

You can use a variety of materials to create your turkey portrait, but please do not use any animal products (e.g. feathers, bones, fur, beeswax, wool, sea shells, etc.) or perishable substances (such as food). (Click on images to enlarge.)

Creating Lots of Turkeys

We love submissions that contribute lots of turkeys.

Using Photos of Turkeys

Here are some creative examples of submissions that use photographs of turkeys. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Submissions from Children

Getting Others Involved and Collaborations

  • Have a turkey creation party. Provide guests with needed supplies (i.e. pre-cut 2″ x 2″ paper squares, turkey rubber stamps, ink pads, stencils, etc.) and see how many turkey creations you and your friends can make during the gathering. Remember to count the turkeys created!
  • Veggie potlucks. Have a turkey creating session before, after, or during potluck.
  • Set up a “Turkey Creation Station” table with needed supplies (for example: paper, turkey rubber stamps, ink pads) where folks can stop by and create a turkey or two–or even a hundred!
  • Keep a small sketch book by your desk at work and invite coworkers to contribute by stamping or drawing turkeys.
  • Keep a shared sketch book journal with a friend. Take turns filling a page with turkeys, then pass the journal back and forth. (Click on images to enlarge.)

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