Ideas, Possibilites & Suggestions

What if I’m not artistically inclined?

Creative and original submissions are encouraged…but you do not have to be an artist to contribute to the 46millionturkeys project! We need everyone’s participation if we’re going to reach 46 million turkey creations to show the world just how many turkeys are eaten during a single Thanksgiving. Check out some of the submissions below for ideas.

You can purchase (from craft stores or online) and use premade rubber stamps or paper punches to create turkeys. (Click through slideshow for more images.)

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Using & Making Stamps

You can purchase a rubber stamp or carve your own design using a variety of substances such as a potato, sheet of foam, pink eraser, or artist rubber carving block. (Click through slideshow for more images.)

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Can I Knit or Sew a Turkey?

Yes…please do! (Click through slideshow for more images.)

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What Materials Can I Use?

You can use an array of materials to create your turkeys except animal products (e.g. feathers, bones, fur, beeswax, wool, sea shells, etc.) or perishable substances (such as food). (Click through slideshow for more images.)

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Creating Lots of Turkeys

We love submissions that contribute lots of turkeys. 46 million is a large number, but it’s an achievable goal with everyone’s help! (Click through slideshow for more images.)

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Using Photos of Turkeys

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

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Submissions from Children

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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.)

For more ideas to get you started, be sure to check out the 46millionturkeys: FLIKR site 

Share your ideas: 46millionturkeys@gmail.com

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