Saturday, November 19, 2011

20 Minute Turkey on a stick for Kids

For a preschool activity, we met up with the other moms & kids for a special Thanksgiving Story time on Thursday at the library.  They had this fun Turkey Dance song and gave all the kids a little turkey on a popsicle stick to hold during the song.  I took a few minutes trying to figure out if it was made with felt or foam (it was hard with all the kiddos waving them around!).  I determined, finally, that they were foam sheets.  I had lots of foam sheets in all the colors at home, I also had googly eyes and popsicles sticks too.  So I came home and made one for Luke!Twenty Minute Turkey Stick

What you need:  Craft foam sheets-brown, orange, {and any other colors you want for feathers}, 2 googly eyes, a popsicle stick (a fat one works the best)

*I was thinking, you could also use construction paper or cardstock, but the foam sheets will hold up better to the intense waving around and possible turkey-fights that may occur between the little kids who play with them.

The assembly is pretty easy. I drew my shapes on cardstock and then used it to cut out the foam pieces.  Then I hot glued them all on.

The FrontFront of Turkey Stick

I cut one more brown circle to cover up the ends and the popsicle stick on the back.  That’s it!

The BackBack of Turkey Stick

The hardest thing about this project??

Getting the 3 year old to cooperate for the pictures!DSC_2554-2

DSC_2567-2DSC_2563-2Luke with Turkey

Happy Turkey-ing!!

5 comments:

  1. Aww! These are absolutely aDORable! And so is your son! I have a 3 yr old son too, and I'm always looking for great ideas like this to do with him...thank you SO much for sharing this craft! I'd be thrilled if you'd link it here at my party:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-2-and-some-fabulous.html

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  2. Couldn't be Cuter!!! What a great project for the kiddos :)

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  3. Very cute idea. I am going to purchase supplies so that my kids, nieces and nephews can make them for our family Thanksgiving Saturday!

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  4. I love your turkey! My son and I are going to make these this weekend. Thanks for sharing and inspiring at Shine on Friday. Hope to see you back again soon.

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  5. I love your blog!!
    You could trace your kiddos foot for the body part of the turkey. My kiddos had a foot-traced turkey they made at school.

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