Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Hands

The kids and I have been making these little guys every year since my son was 2.  They make a great centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table and are a nice memory of what we are thankful for each year.  

  • Brown foam sheets
  • Orange foam sheets
  • Feathers
  • Small Styrofoam balls
  • Brown paint
  • Gold glitter glue
  • Googly eyes

With the brown paint, paint the Styrofoam ball, some years I have added some glitter to the brown paint for a more funky turkey.  This year the kids rolled the balls in small bowls, but they can easily be painted using foam brushes.

While the Styrofoam dries trace child's hand onto foam, then cut.  Glue feathers onto fingers of the foam hand.  Make a small slit in Styrofoam ball.  Run a small bead of glue along the base of the hand, then slide into the slit in the ball.  

Cut orange foam into the shape of feet, or just a circle, and attach to the styrofoam ball.  Add googly eyes and beak. 

On the back of our turkeys we write what the child is thankful for.  

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