And without the photo to tell you that I literally mean spaghetti on feathers, doesn't it sound like a super silly "swear"? You know, like "hornswoggled" or "dagnabbit". Well, anyway... Spaghetti Feathers are actually a cute craft for you and your kids to make!
Take card stock in all different colors and cut out feather shapes. I cut the basic feather silhouette first, then went back and cut slits in the side and made notches at random. I cut a few feathers at one time, stacked together.
Then just take some spaghetti - uncooked, obviously. Probably didn't need to point that out - and spray paint the noodles different colors. You can see the spray painted noodles in the corner of the photo below.
Optional: Help your kids glue feathers to half of a paper plate and then glue on a turkey body shape, a triangle for a beak, a red "gobble" thingy, and buttons for eyes. Voila! A turkey!
I spread the other feather bunches along the table runner and put a few more over on the food buffet table.
Nope. We're not fancy shmancy for Thanksgiving (there are a lot of us and I just don't have that many table settings. Plus I don't want to do all those dishes, do YOU???)