Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Footprints!

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We still are in need of some Thanksgiving decorations.  Although I love doing hand and foot crafts I wanted to refrain from doing the handprint turkeys, just because I know many people already know how to do them.  So, I decided to do a “play” on the traditional handprint turkeys; we are doing footprint turkeys!

Materials Needed:
scrap pieces of paper
construction paper
glue (we used a paint brush for the glue, but you don’t need to)
brown paint
orange paper
red paper
goggle eyes
optional- Thanksgiving Stickers

To being with, I had Rory pick out different types of paper.  Rory picked out the bright colorful pieces of scrap paper.  I then cut these out into a feather shape; rounded and larger at the top and smaller at the bottom.  

When they are all cut out, have your child put some glue on the back of the feathers and arrange them on the construction paper.  We chose to use five feathers, one a the top, two at the bottom, and two in between the top feather and the bottom feather. 

Then it was Rory’s favorite part- the Footprints!  We painted all of Rory’s feet, she used the paintbrush to paint her heels, toes, and rest of the foot.  Turn the paper with the feathers upside down and put the footprint on the paper.  Set them aside to dry.

While they are drying, we cut out a triangle beaks out of the orange construction paper, and the turkey necks out of the red construction paper.  I also grabbed some goggly eyes for each of the turkeys.  

Once the turkeys are dry you can apply the beaks, necks, and eyes.  We then added some Thanksgiving stickers.  We can’t wait to hang up our turkeys!   

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