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Gobble Gobble – Making Turkey Crafts

on November 11, 2012

Yesterday, Kayla and Alex made foam turkeys.  I bought one of those pre-cut packages from Michael’s to keep things simple.  It’s nice because it comes with everything you need, and all the little pieces are basically stickers that they just attach to the turkey.  I thought both kids did really well with putting the stickers in the general area of where they should go.  The project was cute and they were very proud of their creations.  Once they were done, I punched a hole in the top of their turkey and attached a pipe-cleaner so they could hang up their art work.  Kayla’s is hanging in our kitchen from one of our cabinet doors.  Alex took his home to show his mom (my sister).  I’m sure they hung it up in their living room somewhere.

*Note:  Yes, there is a Christmas tree in the background of the pictures.  Please accept it (get over it), and move on.  Thanks!

Alex working on his turkey.

Working on their turkeys.

Alex showing me his cool turkey.

Kayla holding animal crackers in her hands while she decides whether she’s done working on her turkey. She needed a snack before she could finish.

Kayla’s finished turkey hanging up in our kitchen.

This is such a cute craft project for young kids, and it’s a decoration we can keep for years to come.  I like to write their name and date it was done on the back so they will always know when they made these projects.  With less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, I’m not sure how many projects we will be able to fit in, but I am hoping to make a “giving thanks” turkey next week with Kayla.  Each feather on the turkey says something you are thankful for this year.  I think it will be a wonderful way to start teaching Kayla what Thanksgiving is all about.  What types of projects do you do with your kids for Thanksgiving?


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