Crafting is a great way to allow a child to engage themselves with out being rowdy when the winter season strikes. Holidays are always a great opportunity to for kids to get creative and display their artwork for family and friends. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this special turkey plate will be a sure hit, and kids of all ages can partake with little supervision.
Things You Will Need
-Paper plates (2 for each turkey)
What to Do
1. Cut out a head for the turkey, eyes, a beak, a gobbler, a pair of feet, and many feathers in different colors.
2. Take the 2 paper plates and glue them together in the center. Do not place any glue on the ridges, or lip, of the paper plates. You will need this so that you can slip the paper turkey parts in to assemble the turkey.
3. Glue the turkey’s eyes, gobbler, and beak on to the turkey’s head. With the black marker, color in the black part of the eyes.
3. Place glue along the bottom of the turkey’s neck/head and slip between the 2 paper plates.
4. Glue the bottom of the feathers and slip between the plates. Make sure you have at least 3-4 on each side of the turkey’s head. If you wish, you can add an additional row of feathers that would be glued to the back of the first row and the back of the head. The turkey pictured had more than one row of feathers. Staggering the feathers behind one another creates a better look.
5. Glue feet and place them at the bottom of the plate, opposite of the head.
That’s it! You can also add wings(not pictured) or even more feathers. Allow the finished product to sit undisturbed until dry. It is recommended that only dry foods are used so that no glue is ingested. If a child insists on eating mac and cheese off his new plate, layer 2-3 additional plates on top of the turkey plate to ensure the child’s safety. Do not glue these! By doing this, you can also re-use the plate if it does not get too messy during chow time!