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Turkey Craft for Preschool Cardboard Tubes

Recycle Cardboard Tubes into a Turkey for this Preschool Craft


This cute turkey craft is made from a cardboard tube. We used found recycled objects from a nature hike. These turkeys use Christmas bulb ornaments, cardboard toilet tubes, twigs, and fall leaves. Each one is unique, and your kids will enjoy the family time spent making them at home. Togetherness :)  Enjoy!

Preschool Turkey Craft: Amanda, age 2.
She added the feet all by herself!
 make turkey craft for preschool
Supplies needed to make turkey craft for preschool.


You will need:

Collect leaves from your yard.
Save cardboard toilet paper tubes.
Tacky Glue or Hot Glue.
Modge Podge.
Sunflower Seeds
Walnuts w/ Green Outercoating, Apples, or anything from nature that is rounded
IPO of walnuts we used plastic Christmas ornaments that I purchased at the dollar tree!
15 for $1 - the perfect fit into the cardboard tube.

How to make a 'Green' Turkey Craft:


Cover cardboard tube with glue.




Glue fall leaves on tube to cover entirely.



Turkey craft for preschool from recycled items.
Turkey craft for preschool from recycled items.

I love this leaf! Isn't it a thing of true beauty? Squeeze a line of glue inside the top of the tube, and insert the turkey's head. Glue a leaf on the back to serve as his tail-feathers.

Draw on preserved fall leaves with a Permanent Marker.

Draw on leaves with permanent marker to make a gobbler, then cut it out and glue it onto your turkey. Also, use the marker to write your name.

Recycled Turkey toilet paper roll, old ornament, and fall leaves.
Mommy's turkey place setting name card, age unknown.


Cute turkey craft from leaves and twigs.
Cute turkey craft from leaves and twigs.
These still look cute after 4 days in a heated house. You might want to coat your leaves with Modge Podge to make them last longer or click here how to preserve fall leaves.

Happy Turkey Crafts! I'll be adding a turkey-themed craft each week until Thanksgiving so check back often. Please share your favorite ideas or ways to improve mine.


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Cardboard Tube Crafts (Hey, it's a Toilet Paper Roll) Turned Holiday Hat Craft Activity

Cardboard Toilet Tubes turned Holiday Hats

How many rolls of toilet paper do you go though each month? We've got to recycle that cardboard for something. How about these cardboard roll holiday craft mini-hats. They are an easy craft for kids that can be used for birthday party favors, holiday place settings, or Ken and Barbie on a holiday parade. Enjoy!


toilet tube cardboard activity for flag day craft American, Independence, Memorial
Cardboard Tube Crafts: Toilet Roll Hats!

Turkey Chick Pom Pom Thanksgiving Craft

Make a Baby Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving

Make a cute baby turkey from pom poms and feathers. Aww...  Turkey Feathers! This cute pom pom turkey chick craft was a deal! Scroll down to learn how to make your own Thanksgiving turkey. Enjoy!

Cute baby turkey pom pom craft chick for preschool kids
Pom Pom Turkey Craft Thanksgiving Activity.


Deep Discount Bat Craft Turns into Bargain Turkey Craft.






























I got these bats at Michael's on clearance for 29 Cents! The turkey kits were $1.79 each. My creative juices were flowing. I thought about dividing them and doing a fall barn owl now and saving the bat for next year, but when I got home a light bulb went off in my head. So, I sorted the pieces and decided to make a turkey critter and a bat fridge magnet

Take Away: Stock up on holiday clearance items.


Divided the pieces for individual kid's craft projects.


I like to repurpose things...





So, I robbed last years fridge magnets of their precious feathers.

cute baby turkey chick from pom poms

We got to work crafting this cute baby turkey chick from pom poms.


My Musings the funny things kids say - this chaotic life.
Cute, baby turkey craft for Thanksgiving.

Tacky Glue works better than Elmer's Glue. Hot glue is best for allowing the wings to stick out at the sides. 


Look for cheap foamy rectangles or construction paper and cut out the shapes seen here. Buy a bag of feathers, pom-poms, some googly-eyes, and get crafting. All of those items are at the Dollar Tree too.

Adorable baby pompom turkey craft.
Adorable baby pompom turkey craft.

Recommended Reading:

Free Printable Turkey Coloring Sheet

Crafts for Thanksgiving (Holiday Crafts for Kids)*

T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story*









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Turkey Napkin Rings Craft for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Napkin Holder Craft

If you are hosting a family feast, you want it to be festive and engaging. These turkey napkins double as napkin rings and place card holders for your table setting. Gather the kids and the crafty family members around the kids' table and have them make this Thanksgiving craft activity while you prepare their feast. Enjoy!

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Turkey Napkin Rings Craft for Thanksgiving

Make a Snowman Craft and Work Fine Motor Skills into your Lesson Plan

A Snowman that works Fine Motor Skills is the Perfect Winter Craft Activity for Preschoolers

This post is a special guest post written by Leanne from Sugar Aunts. This project focuses on fine motor skills for children ages 2-7 yrs. It is the perfect winter craft activity for preschoolers.

We love creative crafts that focus on Fine Motor Play.  A craft that pulls in developmental skills is much more than a fun activity.  While the kids are cutting, gluing, and creating, they are also working on so many skills essential to self-care, handwriting, and scissor skills!   
This Multi-Textural Fine Motor Snowman craft was a ton of fun to create and worked on many fine motor skills. The multiple textures added a sensorial bonus...and a great texture to our snowman!

Winter Craft Activity for Preschoolers: Make a Snowman Craft and Work Fine Motor Skills into your Lesson Plan

This Fine Motor Snowman craft was a big hit with my daughters.  We started with a snowman cut from white contact paper.  This was glued to a sheet of blue construction paper and then taped to the wall.  I wanted the task to be done on a vertical surface to further challenge the fine motor dexterity. Working on an inclined surface such as an easel or wall encourages a tripod grasp when manipulating small pieces. An extended wrist (wrist bent back in the direction of the back of the hand) and a tripod grasp is necessary for an appropriate grasp on writing utensils. 


Big Sister (age 6) is in kindergarten and developing her scissor skills.  I pulled out a variety of textured materials.  We had strips of thin Styrofoam, foam packaging sheets, and tissue paper.  Strips of the materials had marked lines for her to snip.  Cutting small snips along a line is a great way to work on scissor skills and line awareness with a new scissor user. 





Snipping these different textures with scissors really encourages line awareness.  A thick bulky material like the Styrofoam requires was easier to cut.  Cutting the foam was very easy for Big Sister. (She asked for more foam to snip once we were finished!) 


 

Tissue paper is a very thin and flimsy material and requires great scissor control.  This was a fun material to try and the short cuts were just right for Big Sister!


Once all of our materials were snipped into little squares, we sorted them by texture. This was a fun way to explore the differences.



Next, we stuck the different materials onto the contact paper snowman


This part of the craft was fun for Baby Girl (age 2).  She loved sticking the different materials onto the contact paper and worked for a LONG time to fill up the whole snowman. 


Our multi-textural snowman was a fun way to practice scissor skills and work on some fine motor areas while creating a winter craft for kids!

 
The Sugar Aunts are three sisters who blog about all things creative in motherhood. They love playful learning, creative kid's crafts, sensory and fine motor activities, kid's party themes, DIY, and so much more. Between the three Aunts, there are 6 cousins (with more on the way!) who are around each other so often, they are more like siblings than cousins! You can see the action at www.sugaraunts.com.

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Turkey Footprint Art for Thanksgiving

Paper Footprint Art Turkey Thanksgiving: Easy, Cute Craft for Preschool

This turkey Footprint paper craft for Preschoolers is easy and fun for kids to make at home. Little ones will get a kick out of tracing their feet. Make it a sensory activity by tracing their feet for them- it tickles! Gobble Gobble. Enjoy!


Paper Footprint Art Turkey Thanksgiving
Paper Footprint Art Turkey Thanksgiving.



For the turkey above, use four feathers (footprints). The fourth
footprint becomes the turkey's body. Just attach feathers on the toes.


Easy, cute trace your footprint on paper to make Thanksgiving turkeys!
Paper footprint turkeys with handprint neck.

Paper Thanksgiving Turkey Footprint Craft.

You can also use four or more feet for feathers, and cut a body from brown paper. Don't forget to give your turkey feet.


Make a Footprint Turkey for Thanksgiving
Make a Footprint Turkey for Thanksgiving.

How to Make Footprint Turkey


Stand on construction paper and trace your feet. Bigger feet need two sheets, little feet only require one. Jake thought this was fun. He loved the idea of taking his shoes and socks off to do a craft project.


How to Make Footprint Turkey
How to Make Footprint Turkey.



Make a fist and have someone trace it for you.


Trace your feet.

Trace your fist to make the turkey body and head.

Make Paper Footprint Craft Art
 Cut the fist and the feet out.

Paper footprint craft.
Paper footprint craft.

Baby Feet.
Baby Feet.

Glue the feet together in a fan shape. The more feet you trace, the fuller your turkey feathers will turn out. Then, glue the fist cut-out into the middle of the feet-feathers.

The fist is the turkey's head and neck. Add feet, eyes, beak, and a gobbler. We added a body, because we thought he looked off balance. Additional feathers solve that problem.




When it's all done, cut up an old fridge magnet, and glue it to the back of the turkey with tacky glue. Pictured below is the head from Amanda's Turkey Snack Cup.


 
Magnet Turkey Craft.

 
Like this idea?  Here are some more Turkey Craft Ideas.

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Fall and Halloween Crafts for Children*




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