My babies are all so small and it’s hard to teach them about the upcoming holidays and what they truly mean. Hailey is probably the only one who may understand a little bit but she honestly doesn’t care unless we do something fun.
All my kids want to do throughout this holiday season is play and spend time with their daddy, since he gets some time off. It’s a perfect excuse to do some fun crafts and spend quality time together. I mean that’s what it’s all about, right?
The only image that the kids think of when I mention Thanksgiving, is a turkey. So, I turned them into little turkeys. Seriously, I turned their cute little faces into turkeys made out of construction paper. This was so fun for them to do. They thought it was so cool how we were able to glue their faces onto a turkey.
Not only was it a blast for them, but we plan to get a big enough frame to put them in and hang on the wall. It’s just the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen!
So, if you wanna join in on the fun here’s what you’ll need:
Paint (red, brown, yellow, and green)
Wipes or a nearby sink for cleanup
Red and brown crayons
- Begin by cutting out those sweet little faces from the picture.
- Next, place their faces onto the brown construction paper and trace a circle around it.
- Cut out the circle and glue the picture onto the construction paper.
- Grab the brown crayon and begin doing small U’s on the body of the turkey. With the red crayon, you will draw and color in the wattle.
- Now, that the body is done we can work on those cute feet. Brush the different colored paints onto the child’s foot and press down onto the white construction paper.
- Once the paint is dry, cut around the printed feet.
- Pick any colored construction paper to be the background of the turkey. Glue the feet down, making sure they are fanned out. Next, place the body of the turkey (which should have the face attached) in the center of the paper, where the heels of the feet come together.
- Finally, draw in the feet with the brown crayon and cut around the turkey.
This craft is so easy to do and it would be fun to incorporate on Thanksgiving Day. Let us know how you plan to celebrate with your little ones!