For our Turkeys we used:
red and orange construction paper
brown acrylic paint - courtesy of CraftProjectIdeas.com
We didn't have much time for this craft, so I went ahead and pre-painted the wine corks for the kids. I was also worried that my 2 and 3-year olds would find it difficult to work with acrylic paints on the wine corks. I used a toothpick to hold the wine corks and paint each side without touching them. The paints dried quickly and the dark brown was perfect for covering up the writing on the corks.
We cut orange triangles and red gobblers out of the construction paper and the kids used the paintbrush to "paint" the tacky glue on their corks. The tacky glue works best to quickly hold the googly eyes and construction paper with the corks.
While the kids waited for their turkeys to dry, they had fun exploring the feathers. Each child picked their favorite color and they raced them across the table by blowing them. Then, they tried to see who could keep their feather in the air the longest by blowing on it.
Once the faces were dry, the kids selected the feathers they wanted and painted more glue on the back of the corks and covered them with feathers.
Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey !
Wouldn't these just look adorable as place cards on your Thanksgiving Table??
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