Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fun and Easy Thanksgiving craft

My 3 year-old loves doing crafts, so we decided to make turkeys. They're cute, simple enough to keep a toddler's attention, and you probably have the supplies on hand already.

You will need:
paper plates
construction paper
glue (we used a glue stick. Tape would also work)

Step 1: Turn the paper plates over, and color the back

Step 2: Cut out feathers, feet, head, beak and waddle. You can do this while the kids are coloring. For the feathers, I took 5 different colored sheets of construction paper and cut them in half width-wise (use the whole sheet if making more than two turkeys or if you just want more feathers). I then folded each half-sheet in half width-wise twice and cut a feather shape (basically just a pointed oval). This will yield 4 feathers. Repeat with other colors. I cut the beaks, feet and waddles out of the scraps. For the heads, I folded the other half of the yellow paper in half length-wise and cut a long oval shape.

Step 3: Assemble. Glue or tape the feathers and feet to the back. Draw eyes on the heads (or use googly eyes if you have some) and glue on the beak and waddle. Then glue the head onto the body.

Have fun!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Fall!

Now that the temperatures have cooled and the leaves have fallen, it really feels like fall! This is my favorite time of the year, because the holidays are just around the corner. I love all of the time we spend with our families around the holidays, and of course the food too!

Since we are a young family, we are trying to make new traditions for the holidays. What are your favorite holiday traditions?