Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Turkey Craft for Kids from Toilet Tissue Tube: Thanksgiving Kids Craft

Turkey Craft for Kids from Toilet Tissue Tube: Thanksgiving Kids Craft


Supplies Needed:
  • 1 Toilet Tissue Tube for Each Turkey
  • Construction Paper
  • 2 Googly Eyes for Each Turkey
  • Child Safe Scissors
  • Glue
Time Needed:  
  • 20-30 Minutes
What To Do:

CAUTION: When cutting with scissors is required a parent or adult must supervise. If the cutting is too intricate the adult can do it for the child
  1. Cut out a square of construction paper about 8" x 8"
    My kids chose their favorite colors for this project. Use whatever color(s) they like!
  2. Fold square in half diagonally so it looks like a triangle.
  3. Fold accordian style, like a fan.
  4. Glue to inside of toilet tissue tube. Let dry.
    One of my kids glued it with the point up, the other with the point down. Do it however you like!
  5. Cut a circle for the head and glue onto tube.
  6. Glue eyes, triangle nose, and wattle to face.
  7. Cut out a pair of feet and wings and glue those on.
  8. Allow to dry completely!

    Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page!

Why We Love Crafts for Kids:
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!  

For Children with Special Needs: 
Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.  Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity. If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.  

Kids Art Supplies  
Construction Paper 
Scissors for Children

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Toys for Special Needs

1 comment:

toddler classes nj said...

I can't believe anybody can make such a beautiful thing from useless stuff. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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