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“ity” Bitty Toilet Paper Roll Turkey

18 November 2009 No Comments Yet

This is a fun enhancer for the month of November 2009. It’s a Turkey Printable! I’m sure you all are probably sick of the turkey but this one is sooo cute and won’t add on any pounds. LOL I used quotes from Bishop H. David Burton, “Let Virtue Garnish Your Thoughts,” message from October’s General Conference. I just loved when he mentioned the “ity” virtues. So cute! Well, enough chit chat, we’re all super busy, right? So here’s my rough draft (because both of my laser printers ran out of toner, sad I know!) sample, the file and instructions.

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Download VT Printable Sheet:
Download this enhancer PDF here or by clicking the image below. Great for Visiting Teachers and Home Teachers too!

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What you’ll need:

  • Toilet paper roll or roll brown cardstock to look like a toilet paper roll.
  • Color Printer or Red, Yellow, and Orange Construction Paper
  • 2 Googly Eyes or Buttons
  • 1 Brad
  • Glue or Tape
  • Scissors

How to make the “ity” Bitty Toilet Paper Roll Turkey:

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  • Download the PDF file.
  • Print in Color on white cardstock.
  • Cut the feather shapes, the beak, the eyes (you can use buttons or googly eyes if desired), and the feet.
  • Punch a hole in the feathers where indicated.
  • Punch a hole on the toilet paper roll and make it about 1/2″ from the bottom.
  • Line up the feathers’ holes with the toilet paper roll hole and put a brad through it.
  • Glue the eyes, beak, waddle, and feet to the front of the toilet paper roll.
  • Now spread the feathers and ta-da! You have a turkey!

Now if you don’t have a printer, ran out of ink or just don’t feel like plugging your printer in. Here’s some alternative instructions.

  • Cut feather shapes out of the cardstock or construction paper. Just use fall colors.
  • Cut a small triangle out of orange cardstock or construction paper for a beak.
  • Cut a small peanut shape out of red cardstock or construction paper for a waddle. Or use a tiny piece of red ribbon.
  • Cut two feet out of orange cardstock or construction paper.
  • Punch a hole in the back of the toilet paper roll and on the base of all the feathers. Then push a brad through it.
  • Glue the eyes, beak, waddle, and feet to the front of the toilet paper roll.
  • Fan the feathers! Now you can hand write your message in the feathers. (My handwriting is very bad and that’s an understatement, but I ran out of toner on both of my printers so what was I supposed to do?)

BTW Michaela Stephens an LDS author, wrote this very in depth post about the “ity” virtues and “ity” vices. Check it out if you have some surfing/learning time. Very interesting! She even defines all of the virtues and vices and makes you think about them in a different light.

Happy Thanksgiving! and Happy Visiting Teaching!

P.S. I’m in the middle of helping my friend who’s hosting a New Moon Movie Premier Party so that’s why I am trying to be quick. But I just had to make this printable for you before Thanksgiving.

November 2009’s Pre-Made Visiting Teaching Kit! (just in time for a busy holiday season)
Jennifer has spotlighted 3 messages from October’s General Conference to include in her super cute FALL Visiting Teaching Kits. The holidays get so busy! Order yours and then you won’t even have to worry about your ink/toner running out at last minute. (LOL. Like mine does to me all the time, but it’s not really that funny at the time.) It comes with a fold out decoration and on the back has four pockets. In the pockets are the three talks from General Conference and in the last pocket a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cake.

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UPDATE: November 2010 – Pre-made & Handmade Visiting Teaching & Home Teaching Gifts & Kits
These General Conference themed premade gifts are fantastic because they can be used for Home Teaching and Visiting Teaching this month. Since our hubbies are always helping us out, why not help them. I know my hubby is always relying on the gifts and goodies I have ready for him to take with him when he goes Home Teaching. The sisters who designed these gifts and kits chose different messages to focus their kits on, so pick the one you feel will help them the most.