Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Paper Turkey Craft

I realize Thanksgiving is in less than 2 days but it's not in the past so I think I'm doing good.

And hey, this might be fun to do sometime on the day of Thanksgiving to keep the kids entertained and out of the way. Although, adult supervision would probably be ideal.

Today, Marie and I made a paper turkey with her hands and feet. I love crafts that involve little baby hands. We get to see how they've grown over the years.

I didn't think to take pictures while we made it so I took a couple shots tonight. We got this idea from a library book.

What you'll need:

-Construction paper (or cardstock) in the colors of brown, blue, red, green, yellow, and orange.
-Scissors (Marie did not help with the cutting but older kids could)
-Elmer's glue
-Googly eyes

1. Trace the kiddo's feet on the brown paper, cut out, and glue at the heal with the toes fanned out.

2. Trace the kiddo's hands on all the different colors, cut out, and glue onto the back and two on the front (as shown above)

3. Cut out a beak, a wattle, and feet. Attach with glue.

4. Glue on the googly eyes.

5. Take pictures of your baby showing off her work...

Also, I found this Thanksgiving matching game over at Have Fun Teaching. (You'll have to scroll through the page to find it, then download it). Another idea to keep kids occupied on the feasting day of thanks. And opens up opportunities to explain the purpose of the holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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