The kids and I had a little crafty time this week and we made these thankful turkeys for Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. It was a really easy craft to make and didn’t require anything I didn’t already have in my craft bin – I even recycled a toilet paper roll! I asked the kids to tell me 5 things they are thankful for – with no prompting. Kirsten wrote her own (I helped her with the spelling), and I wrote Cam’s down for him. They assembled their turkeys on their own and have been playing with them ever since. Here’s how we made them:
What you’ll need:
1 toilet paper roll
construction paper in Fall colours – red, orange, yellow, green, brown
orange and red craft foam
1. Cut your toilet paper roll in half to make 2 turkeys, or you can leave it as is to make 1 larger turkey.
2. Using your scissors and coloured construction paper, cut out some feathers for your turkey.
3. Get your kiddos (or you) to write down 5 things they are thankful for on their coloured feathers.
4. Using your scissors, cut 2 feet and a nose out of the orange craft foam and a red gobbly-thingy out of your red craft foam.
5. Take your glue and glue on each turkey – 2 googly eyes, 1 nose, 1 red gobble and 2 feet.
6. Spread your paper feathers out and glue them to the back of your toilet paper roll for the turkey’s feathers.
This is a simple craft for Thanksgiving that the kids just loved!