Wednesday, November 18, 2015

DIY Turkey Craft!

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We are just about 1 week away from Thanksgiving! I think I have filled my Pinterest board with more festive pins than I will have time to complete. The other day while I was searching for some fun Thanksgiving crafts, I came across some cute little turkey gifts out of baby food jars! Um, perfect! My kitchen is filled with these since Kameron just started out on solid foods. I have been saving the jars because I want to make my own baby food and will use them to store the food in. My husband keeps wanting me to throw them out but boy let me tell you, one person's trash is an SLP's treasure!
I always love pairing crafts with a story. This week we have been reading 

I have a cute freebie in my TpT store that goes with this book. You can snag it here!
If you need a list of Thanksgiving books to use, check out this blog post!
These turkeys are so cute and very easy to make.
Here is what you need:
- empty baby food jars (one for each turkey)
- construction paper
- scissors
- pen/pencil to trace with
- goggly eyes
- something to put in the jars. I used M&M's but any little treat will do. I have also seen these jars painted instead of filled. Whatever floats your boat!
 Here's what you do:
1. If you're going to fill the jars, it makes life easier if you do this step first.
2. Trace your student/child's hand on construction paper- 3 hands were plenty for the jars we used.
3. Cut the hands out.
4. Glue the hands to the back of the jar so they look like turkey feathers.
5. Add a beak out of orange construction paper and goggly eyes!
Ta Da!

These turkeys are perfect for little gifts or even table decorations at the kids table on Thanksgiving! Your students can practice lots of language and fine motor skills as they create their own little craft. Happy crafting!

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