They’re just simple cookies, but dressed up with some construction paper feathers, they are adorable!
They were even better when my kids were little and had their goofy preschool handwriting. Ugh, I can’t believe it’s been 10 years!
This is a great project, though, to get the kids really involved! They can help with making the cookies dough and cutting out the shapes.
I just use the patterns to trace the feathers and gizzard onto construction paper for them. Then give them some child safe scissors and let them cut them out. No worries if they aren’t perfect, that adds to the charm!
(click on the link above to get the pattern)
I like to tape the feathers onto the back before your child starts writing, because otherwise they will want to start at the tip of the feather. Trust me, it’s just ingrained in them.
But if they did that (and I know because we were there the first year), their letters will be hidden behind the cookie once you tape the feathers on. So tape the feathers down first and then let them write.
This might be a little more difficult if your child is left-handed, but maybe for them you could just make a light pencil mark with where they should start their words.
Then add your googly eyes and make little tape rolls to attach your gizzard parts.
That’s all their is to it and your child will be so proud! We’ve given these to teachers, principals, aides, neighbors, our postman, grandparents and others! Anyone that you’re thankful for this year!
These would also make adorable placecards for your Thanksgiving table if you have your child add the actual names!
Be sure to check out the next page for the recipe I use! It produces perfect, huge cookies that won’t fall apart or get hard!