Gingerly Made: Kid Craft Turkey

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kid Craft Turkey

If you have little ones, you just have to do some holiday inspired kid crafts with them! Not only is it fun, but it's a great way to get excited about the coming day and explain what it's all about. Caitlin kept asking me why we were making a turkey. I mean think about it from a 3-year old perspective. Turkey - Thanksgiving. It doesn't really make sense by itself; not until you explain Indians and Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.

Even then, she said she still didn't know why we were making a turkey. But she she was having fun with it never-the-less. She loves painting and glueing and that was this one was all about.

I helped her by cutting out a couple of shapes from cardboard to be the base for the turkey head and tail. Sorry for the dark pictures. Our 'school' table is black and that's where I was taking pictures of the turkey in process.

Then I traced around the head on some brown construction paper twice. Cut that out and had Caitlin glue it onto the cardboard. We added eyes, a beak and a goosle. I don't really know what that red thing is called, so I say goosle. Pronunciation Goo - sle.

Next I traced and cut out a feather shape; folded it in half and cut little slits along the side to make it look feathery. Then I let Caitlin glue them all over the tail base covering the cardboard completely. I tried to direct her to make them all up and down, but a few did end up sideways. Hey it's a kid craft - who cares.

Last we painted a styrofoam ball brown and let it dry overnight.

The next morning I hot glued the pieces together. To make it sit up right, I had to squish the ball down some flattening the bottom so it wouldn't roll around.

Now Caitlin is telling me that he needs feet. Love that girl!

Linking Up To: Christy's Cuties,Crafty Cousins, Family Ever After, Frugally Sustainable, JAQS Studio, Just Us Four, Lines Across, Momnivore's Dilemma, Not Just a Housewife, One Artsy Mama, One Little Momma, Our Delightful Home, Sew Much Ado, Serendipity and Spice, So You Think You're Crafty, Sugarbee Crafts, Tatertots and Jello, Tip Junkie, Tip Junkie



  1. It turned out so great! Very creative and very cute. I'm sure it was a lot of fun. Love it!

  2. These are really cute!! Just posted on Craft Gossip, Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. Cute kids craft! Thanks for linking it up to tip-toe thru tuesday!


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