Gobble Gobble! We had a blast creating 3-D turkeys in my Little Gobblers class that was for ages 3-5 years old. It was a full class and we got busy right away.
We began by reading this funny book, 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnson. The kids really LOVED this book!
I had turkey bodies prepared and ready for the kids to decorate. I hot glued a medium sized styrofoam ball to a small plate. Then used a small craft stick to attach a small styrofoam ball to make the turkey head.
I gave the kids a few basics to start applying to their bodies. I cut felt triangles, set out feathers and pom poms. Then to help encourage the kids to make choices, I let them go through a line with an empty plate to choose buttons, pipe cleaners, beads and more for their creations.
Here are a few more of our turkeys. Shame my camera ran out of room, they were all great. One even has glasses!
You will need: -paper plate -medium styrofoam ball -small styrofoam ball -hot glue (for adult to glue turkey body) -small craft stick -craft glue for children -google eyes -felt pieces -pom poms, beads, sticky back foam, feathers, papers, pipe cleaners, etc. -scissors
***note- I think if I do this again, I will pre-paint the styrofoam brown. It would probably take a while to dry, so I am not sure how much time you would need. :) I will do this with my boys this week and try it. I will update!
Wife, Mom, Artist and Education Coordinator at City Arts Center. I believe art is a child's first written language. They have a creative spirit and imagination others tend to lose as they grow up. Many famous artists have tried to duplicate the way children paint and draw knowing that children have a true artistic bravery, unafraid and unabashed. I have the wonderful opportunity to share art with children and watch this process unfold. It truly is magical.