Are you hosting a fall or Thanksgiving party for your child or her entire playgroup or class? Looking for a fun way to give them some treats besides just letting them pig out on a buffet table of goodies? Well go to the store, grab some dum-dum lollipops and a lot of construction paper, I have the perfect craft for you. Great for mom’s, teachers, daycare providers, babysitters, church groups, just about anyone with little kids they are throwing a party for.
Your shopping list:
Dum-dum lollipops (or whatever lollipops you can find, these tend to be the cheapest and we all have a budget these days)
Yellow, red, orange, brown construction paper
Red puff paint with glitter (or you can add the glitter on to it)
Googley eyes (small)
The fun part the kids get to do and not even realize they’re helping make their container that will hold their yummy secret treats.
With the pencil, trace one of each child’s foot on the brown construction paper.
Next trace one of each child’s hands on the remaining colors of construction paper (red, orange, and yellow).
Using the scissors carefully cut out the foot and the hand prints. If your child is mature enough, and has the knowledge and ability to use the scissors themselves; than you can let them do this part of the activity. It will keep them busy for a little bit.
Once they have the foot prints cut out from the brown paper, cut out a triangle from the orange or yellow construction paper and glue it to the heel of the foot print for the turkey’s beak (mouth). You can layer two triangles on top of each other and make it look like his mouth is open if you like.
Next, glue on the googley eye(s).
Now, use the red puffy paint to draw the snood and wattle (the bright red skin that we see hanging down from the beak and under the chin). If your puffy paint didn’t come with sparkles in it, then use red glitter to add a bit of a flair to your turkey.
Now that the handprints from the red, orange and yellow should all be cut out. Have an adult use an exact-o knife to put two slots in each finger, one near the top and one near the bottom. Do not go all the way to the edges of the fingers, you want a slit in the finger/feather, not a feather/finger cut in half!
Glue the palm of the hands all together so that you can see the different colored fingers from behind the turkey’s brown body and head. Allow to dry.
Now it’s time for the adult to bring out the secret stash of goody dum dum lollipops!! Place one lollipop in each feather/finger of the turkey. The two slots in each finger will help hold the lollipop in place, put the bottom of the stick through the top slit first and then down through the bottom slit and it should hold it in place well.
Your kids will be so excited and your craft and treat will be the hit of the party! Plus, you just covered two tasks every good party needs. A craft and a treat!