Yeah, I know, Halloween is this week but do you know what that really means? It means that Thanksgiving is only a month away! And that just happens to be one of our favorite holidays! Not only are there so many things to be thankful for but it’s a great time of year to get crafty. And what better way to get crafty that with a little turkey. This past weekend, we officially kicked off the Thanksgiving fun with a cute little turkey craft that had MillerBug way beyond excited! Whether your kiddos are little or big, this is a great craft that will get them in the Thanksgiving spirit!
What You Will Need
Spring Free Clothespin
Foam Paper in White, Red and Orange
Pom-Pom Balls in a Variety of Colors
Hot Glue Gun
How to Make It
Start by letting your child paint your clothespin brown. Thrown down a little paper to protect your work area and then let them have at it!
Next, have your kiddo divide the pom-poms into piles by color. This will make it easier for them to glue them on. Cut a large somewhat round shape out of your white foam. It doesn’t have to be perfect – just make it look as much like the back of a turkey as possible. Then trace the shape of your clothespin into the center of it so your child knows what space to leave clear of pom-poms. Next, add a thin coat of hot glue to your white foam. Allow it to cool for about three seconds and then let your child attach the pom-poms in sections to create the illusion of different color feathers.
Note: Please supervise this step carefully to prevent your child from getting burned.
After all of your pom-pom’s are attached to your foam and your clothes pin is dry, add a thick layer of hot glue and attach your clothespin to the area of the white foam that you left clear.
For the finishing touches, add googly eyes and a foam beak and wattle (the red piece of skin under the turkey’s beak). To do this simply cut out an orange triangle and a red heart. Glue them together and then attach them to your turkey. You final product is a cute new friend that your kiddo is sure to love!
Display your turkey in a prominent place where it can get lots of smiles from both you and your child in the coming month. Then remember every time you look at it how thankful you are for fun crafts to do with your kiddos!