Like a 3-D version of the classic handprint turkey, these charming birds are great to make with the kids. The fat tear shape of a Hubbard squash perfectly mimics a turkey's body (but any squash or gourd with a similar profile will work); just add a cornhusk head and tail feathers.
- 15 fried cornhusks, or construction paper (cornhusks, 8 oz., mexgrocer.com)
- Red food coloring (soft gel-paste food coloring in Christmas Red, 3/4 oz., sugarcraft.com)
- Screw punch
- Brown paper
- Hot-glue gun
- Turkey template
- Winter squash or gourd that narrows at stem