Thursday, November 18, 2010

Paper Plate Turkeys

Here is an easy, fun Thanksgiving craft for anyone with a young kiddo.

I realized how technology dependent I had become when I had several craft ideas I wanted to do but all required printing some item from the computer and my computer/printer connection was not working. So.....I took this image from a website and freehanded it onto the paper plate.

NOT COMPLICATED! Don't know why it took me 1/2 hour of messing with the printer to figure out this 30 second solution was a better idea! Of course, the idea on the web had the child color the turkey face first, cut it out, and glue it on the paper plate - all of which might have been fun steps. But....we just jumped into the painting!!!
The original idea was that the child use their fingers to print the feathers around the edge of the turkey. Finger paint is SO not Jaden's style - so we went for the brushes - which he LOVES! He wasn't too interested in the feathers though....that one is mommy's!

After taking a break he discovered the foam brushes in the supply box (didn't get it put away fast enough) and was interested in the round ones that work kind of like stamps. He LOVES stamps put on his hands - but we don't own any. The "stamping" revitalized his interest in painting and the turkeys got a bit more colorful before we were done.
Our little turkey family!

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