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Here is an invitation for your child to be a little crafty!
- Construction paper (brown, orange, red)
- Paper plate
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- Tissue paper (or something to decorate the plate with: feathers, scrap paper, paint)
- We added eyes and a glue stick
- Cut your brown paper in the shape of a number eight for the turkey head
- Cut orange into a beak and feet
- Cut red into a wattle (funny red thing that hangs down)
- Cut the paper plate in half. I rounded them a bit, added little feathers on some, do whatever your heart desires.
Then set up all your beautiful prep work in a pretty little display for your child to be eager to play with!
This is an activity you could walk your child through. My 4 year old and I looked up turkey videos while we crafted. We talked about what they looked like, how the female and males differed, we listened to all of the great noises they made. My 2 year old, and her girl friends that were over, needed a lot more direction. I would ask her to find the eyes or the feet and we would talk about where they should be glued. Then I helped her when she needed some assistance with the frenemy named glue stick.
This activity leaves room for some great discussion on colors, craft tools, and of course turkeys. It also helps your little work on their small motor skills, creativity and decision making.
Both my girls loved making their funny little turkeylurkeys! What will you use to decorate your turkeys?
PS – Sorry we don’t have any action pics, it was a bit crazy with three 2 year olds all crafting at once.