We have a blast crafting and when it’s an idea that Reagan came up with; it’s even more fun! We’ve been reading various Thanksgiving themed books preparing for the upcoming holiday. There are several pictures that Reagan points out time after time and the other day she asked if we could make our own turkey and a baby in a bunting ( remember the nursery rhyme : Bye,Bye Baby Bunting). After searching through the craft supplies we found some great pieces to make some fabulously colorful crafts!
Our first craft started a couple days back and can be found here.
These are great fine motor and color identification skill activities!
Several Popsicle Sticks -we used 8 wide sticks
Paint- I try to stick with washable
Cups for Paint
Paper- water color paper is thick and holds up well
Glue- we used modge Podge
Two google eyes
Paint one side of each popsicle stick the color of your choosing. Allow to dry.
Place a dab of glue at the bottom of one Popsicle stick. Place another Popsicle stick on top of the first, fanning the second out from the first. Continue this pattern until you’ve used all sticks. I placed something with some weight to it, on top of the sticks to hold them together while drying.
We didn’t have any brown paper, so Reagan painted white water color paper brown, for the turkeys face.
Cut out a brown circle, for the turkeys face and glue on two google eyes.
Using a piece of paper that Reagan painted on earlier that day ( you can use orange and red construction paper); we cut out a beak and a gobble. Using glue, attach both to brown circle. Glue face or the bottom of the top Popsicle stick.
Reagan was given a fabulous deep red & deep purple corn husk when her class went on their pumpkin patch field trip in the middle of October. Using her fine motor skills; Reagan created this wonderful corn husk!
Dried Corn Husk
Have your child remove kernels from ear of corn and place into a bowl.
Freehand draw an ear of corn.
Using a paint brush, have your child paint glue onto your drawn ear of corn.
Place kernels on top of glue.
Cut husks off ear and glue at the top of the ear of corn. Press down and allow time to dry.
Prettier than the real thing!
My Little Indians
Instead of making buntings for her babies; Reagan and I decided to use the fabulously colorful feathers, that we found in the craft box, to make super easy headbands.
Glue or tape
Cut construction paper into inch/ inch and a half wide strips.
Have your child sort the feathers into colored piles.
Have your child pick a few feathers to line up in the middle of your strip of paper. Glue or tape feathers to paper. When making doll head bands only one strip of paper is needed, when making one for your child two or more strips may be needed. Tape additional strips together.
Wrap strip around head and secure ends with tape. This will allow the headband to fit the head perfectly! Don’t tape to the head!
So much fun!!