Did Thanksgiving creep up on anyone else but me? I can’t believe that it’s this Thursday! I decided that J needed to have a little bit of turkey fun for Thanksgiving and so I made up this fun fine motor craft for him.
It was super simple to make and J has loved playing with it. I simply set out paint, with paint dabbers, along with clothes pins for him to paint. He went right at it and he really enjoyed painting his “feathers”.
While he painted, I made the the rest of the turkey. I used cardboard for the body and cut out a beak, eyes, and the waddle (the red thing on their face…yes I had to Google the name of it).
Once the clothes pins dried, J spent lots of time taking the feathers on and off the turkey.
It’s not only a fun holiday craft, it’s a fun toy for J to practice his fine motor skills with.
During this activity we talked about all the colors of the turkey and the sounds that a turkey makes. It was a fun way to introduce Thanksgiving to J and an easy craft for toddlers.
Come on over to Pinterest to see what other fun stuff I pin for the holidays!
This is so stinkin cute! What a great idea!
Megan @ Coffee Cups and Crayons
Great idea!!! This would be great for my youngest!
Mud Hut Mama
That turkey is adorable! What a terrific idea for a toddler!
My daughter LOVES clothespins, every time she finds a lonely one around the house she snags it! I just made this today and the clothespins are drying now. I can’t wait to show her why we painted the clothespins when she wakes up tomorrow! Thank you so much for this great activity!
jackie @ happy hooligans
I love the simplicity of this craft, Amanda, and that it doubles as a great fine motor activity! Great idea!
Erika in Texas
Thank you for a great idea! I plan to make this to add to my fine motor shelves in my preschool classroom. Thank you for sharing!
(and pssst…..it’s actually spelled ‘wattle’ : )