Ridge Report Writing and Photography Contest

This year, you can submit a short story, poetry piece, and/or photography connecting to one of three possible themes. Your options are "Hush", "Bang", and "Click". Be as creative as you want!

Entries will be accepted starting Monday May 1st 2017

The deadline for entering is Friday May 20th 2017

First place winners in each category (short story, photography, and poetry) will have their entry published on the Ridge Report website and will be awarded a prize.

Click on each category to submit and know about the rules and requirements.

Short Story

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Thanksgiving DIY - Turkey Napkin Holders

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what we have, reunite with family and friends, share what’s in the goodness of our hearts, but most importantly… EAT TURKEY! In this spirit, I've put together a quick DIY project that you can actually do with the artistic skills you have, and the materials you actually have at home.

These fun turkey napkin and cutlery holders are good projects for young children, or the young at heart, I promise you’re not too cool for arts and crafts. I tried some myself for the article photos.

Here’s a materials list
  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • A piece of scrap paper

Let's get started!

Draw a front view turkey on the front of your toilet paper roll so it's feet are touching the bottom and its head/highest point reaches about halfway up the roll

Squish the toilet paper roll lightly so it is faintly divided in half and the turkey is on one half, then cut along the halfway line to a bit below the start of your turkey, then cut along the top edge of your turkey, so about a quarter of the roll is missing

Cut the top hall of the back into about five semi-equal sections, then fold them back a bit to separate them.

Colour the sections to taste, so that they resemble your idea of turkey tail feathers.

When coloring, put the feathers that you are coloring on top of your scrap paper, and the ones of a different color underneath. This is so that colors don’t  end up where they shouldn't, on places like other feathers or your table.

Fill your turkey holder with cutlery or napkins as you see fit!


By Zoƫ Mozola

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