Friday, November 1, 2013

DIY Movie Fun: 'Free Birds' Hand Turkey Drawing + GIVEAWAY

The girls & I are ready for some silly animated fun. Why? Well, the movie FREE BIRDS arrives in theaters today!
*Insert Mr. Moviefone voice*
"Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time and change the course of history - to get turkey off the holiday menu for good."

 To get into the turkey spirit we crafted up some Free Birds Hand Turkeys. (This ain't your mama's hand turkey.)

Watch this video, as Amy Poehler (funniest. lady. ever.), the voice of "Jenny", shares her own hand turkeys, & a quick tutorial on how to make your own Free Bird hand turkey.

We kicked this project up a notch. Instead of paper plates, we used those real fancy clear plastic ones. Oo-la-la!
And instead of crayons, we used acrylic paints. You don't say? 
You see, THAT way, you can actually use the plates with real food!
SUPPLIES: clear paper plate, black permanent marker, acrylic paints, paintbrushes
The trick to this project is that you'll be painting on the BACK of the plate. Just remember, everything will be in reverse once you flip it over.
The first step is to trace your hand  (ON THE BACK OF THE PLATE) with a black permanent marker. Draw in all your details. (If you make a mistake, you can "erase" the marker using a bit of hand-sanitizer on a napkin or cottonball. Finger nail polish remover also works.)

Then you're going to paint your turkey. Zoey colored the character "Reggie" from the movie. Pazely attempted "Jake", & I tried my hand (haha! get it?) at "Jenny".

When you're ready to paint your name, remember to draw the letters backwards!

You just paint it all in, like a coloring book. I love how the marker keeps the "cartoony" look.

Pazely traced her hand like a mitten to give Jake that "big guy" look.

Here's an example of the BACK...

...& the FRONT. 
Notice the name was painted first, & then the background color painted over that.

Can you imagine how much fun this would be at the Thanksgiving table? 
Personalized plates all around!
The plates are still disposable. The acrylic paint will come off if washed.
Thankfully, this is a quick, easy & fun project.
And I just dig the new way to draw hand turkeys.

Here's some more social media FREE BIRDS fun!
• Like FREE BIRDS on Facebook
• Follow @FreeBirdsMovie on Twitter
• Follow @FreeBirdsMovie on Instagram 
• Follow @FreeBirdsMovie on Pinterest


The prizes??? 
--->Free Birds iPad Mini (Silver, WiFi, 16GB) 
--->Free Birds Backpack
--->Free Birds Crayons 
--->Turkey Hat 
--->Light Up Chick

How do I win???

Simply email a photo of your FREE BIRD hand turkey drawing to: with "FREE BIRDS" in the subject line, OR Instagram a turkey hand drawing using the hashtag #FreeBirdsHandTurkey. You can enter as many times as you’d like with a new photo each time (must be different). You have until November 11th to enter. Winner will be announced on Make and Takes on November 12th. Good luck!

Prizing courtesy of Relativity Media. For more details about the giveaway, visit the Make and Takes blog HERE.

 This post was written in support of Relativity Media, & the movie Free Birds that is out in theaters Friday, November 1st. I was compensated.

1 comment:

  1. it's wonderfull! you are a genius! i copy it with my children!


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