Fireflies: Visual Comm: Turkey Treasures         

Nov 22, 2012

Visual Comm: Turkey Treasures

Turkey Treasures - buried beneath the holiday napkin aer nuts and candies but you could fill with slips of paper for you guests to play charades, read Bible verses, or fill with hings you are thankful for, etc.!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is a sweet turkey to make with your little one.  We made these in pur Circle Christian School art classes and the students enjoyed not only constructing them, but the thought of surprising everyone with the treasures inside.

You will need:
  • brown paper lunch bag
  • red, orange, yellow, brown, black, white construction paper
  • one sheet of yellow foam, cut into triangles for beak
  • red chenille for gobbler
  • googly eyes
  • paste (works best for classroom), glue sticks, or hot glue
  • wooden popsicle sticks (optional but helps with the stability of the turkey)
Fold a sheet (or a half sheet for small hands!) of red, orange, and yellow construction paper in half.  Trace one of the child's hands onto the each sheet.  Cut out the hand prints so you will have 6 hand prints.  Arrange as: red, orange, yellow, red, orange, yellow, and fan them into tail feathers.  Staple at the base so the feather stay together.  Set aside.

Cut brown paper lunch bag about halfway down so it is not too tall.  Paste tail feathers onto the back side of the paper bag while it is shut and set aside.

For the front of the bag, make a bowling ball shape on brown construction paper for the body.  Add a pilgrim hat, googly eyes, yellow foam beak (which we put two triangles together so it was dimensional and looked like he was saying what was on our signage, "Happy Thanksgiving!)  For the signage, simply make a white rectangle, frame with a larger black rectangle and write whatever your child wants on it, whether it's Happy Thanksgiving and the year or just their name if they can write it!  Encourage your child to put his his "mark" on it in some small way.

Paste the turkey on the front side of the bag after he is all assembled.  If you cut your bag too short or just for stability, you may wish to put a popsicle stick behind the turkey as you can see in the photo above (bottom right corner.)

Open bag and line with a pretty holiday napkin.  Fill with treasures whether they be candies, nuts, rolls, slips of paper with Bible verses, charade topics, conversation starters, a gift for Grandma, etc!

God bless you and your family and thank you for sharing with us!
Circle Christian School students so happy to show their Turkey Treasures!

Love to you and yours,
Laura Bird Miller
Artist/Art Instructor

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