Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Art Adventure: Gobble! Gobble!

This is more "craft" than "art" but my boys love this project. As adorable as these little turkeys are, just try to let them do much of it themselves even if it's not perfect. It is a lot of cutting though, so they usually beg for help.

Hand and Foot Turkeys

  • construction paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue
  • googly eyes
On a brown piece of paper, trace your child's foot (shoe on) or just have them trace one of their shoes. Set aside.

On your turkey feather colored paper (whatever colors you wish, we used red and orange and yellow), have your child trace their hand one to two times on each color. Little ones may need help tracing.

Once everything is traced, now it's time to start cutting everything out.
Have your child cut out a triangle as a beak and a red wattle too. Both my boys wanted to make feet as well. Just use the scraps for these little pieces.

Once everything is cut out, it is time to start gluing. The heel of the foot will be the head. 

On the toe part of the foot, add glue and begin sticking the hands on to make the feathers. Depending on how many hands, you may need to add glue as you go.
Flip the turkey over. 

Add googly eyes, wattle and beak.

Add the feet if you made them. You have a cute little turkey for Thanksgiving.
Gobble! Gobble!

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