When I saw this on Pinterest a few weeks ago, I had to try to make one. The kids and I decided that it would make the perfect gift for Grandma for her birthday, and now I'm hoping they'll make one for me, too.
To make a Turkey light block, you'll need one glass block and one light kit. We bought ours at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon. Also, you'll need acrylic paints, brushes, and sealant spray. Candy corn is optional.
I wanted to use both kids' hands, so we made our block double-sided. First, we chose our turkey colors, and then I painted the kids' hands according to their plan. To make the turkey print, I painted their palms and thumbs brown, with their fingers different colors.
After the block dried, we flipped it over and did the other side. I worried that the hand prints would be difficult to distinguish from the print on the other side of the block, but when done, I think it looked pretty good.
We let the turkey prints sit for an hour or so for the paint to dry well. We used a Sharpie to add details to the turkey's face and to write, "Gobble, Gobble" near him. Certain colors of Sharpies worked better than others - next time I'll use paint for this.
Then we were ready to create the light fixture! We added a bit of candy corn inside for fun - not so much that it would be near the light bulb - and plugged the fixture into the whole in the glass block.
Voila! That's it! Plug it in and watch your turkeys shine.
How do you decorate for Thanksgiving?