We are gearing up for Thanksgiving and anxiously waiting to decorate for Christmas. Since we are lacking in the Thanksgiving décor department (am I the only one?) - we decided to make some cute little turkeys to make things more festive around here. So...let's talk turkey:
1. Gather some cans, craft/scrapbook papers, scissors and glue.
2. Glue brown craft paper around can. We usually align the bottom then fold the inch or so of excess paper over lip of can.
3. I sketched out some turkey features and had the kids color them (big kids can draw their own)
4. Cut out features and glue on can
5. Trace hands, cut out, then tape or glue hands in can (shortcut: stack 3-4 papers behind tracer)
How about that upside down turkey? :)
I think it is important to let the kids do the work on their own. The results are more fun when you let them do their thing.
If you want to take this project a step further, you can add hands throughout the month and write about the things that you are thankful for on each.
Materials: cans, brown craft paper, scrapbook paper, scissors, glue, stamps, colored pencils, sharpie