My Thanksgiving gift to you is 20 minutes of quiet time.

Happy Thanksgiving! By now, your turkey is in the oven and your side dishes are in the Crock Pot. You have eyed that bottle of wine on the counter at least five times, quickly followed by checking if it’s almost noon already. The house is clean, the guests are arriving soon, and your kids are up your ass. My Thanksgiving gift to you is 20 minutes of quiet time for you to crack that first bottle, check Facebook, reclean the bathroom, or whatevs.

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Hopefully you haven’t mashed every potato in the house, but if you have, a pear or apple or something else will work for these babies.


  • Potatoes
  • Toothpicks
  • Googly eyes
  • Wood cocktail forks (or pencils if you’re in a pinch like I was)
  • Pipe cleaners

Many of these components can be modified. Eyes can be colored on with marker, the feathers could be made from colored construction paper, and the beak could be made from paper, too. My kids insisted on adding a red waddle to their creations.

This is an easy craft that isn’t too messy, and it kept my kids, four and six, busy for an hour since they played with their turkeys after they made them.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and your new pet potato turkeys!

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4 thoughts on “My Thanksgiving gift to you is 20 minutes of quiet time.

  1. I’ve found that an onion makes a decent replacement, too, with nails for the tail and an ice pick for the head and neck.

    but, I live in a different neighborhood than you.

    Is it noon for the wine? I swear I read 8:30 a.m. in the bible.

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