Preschool Blog

Turkey Time Is Here!

It’s hard to believe that it is almost Thanksgiving already – although I shouldn’t be too surprised since stores have had their Christmas decorations up for weeks!

Today’s craft was a two-parter.  Olivia worked on the turkey’s feathers last week, and added the body today.  Here are the materials that we used for the feathers:

  • white paper plate, cut in half
  • a bowl containing a mixture of Elmer’s glue and water
  • sponge brush
  • tissue paper in a variety of colors
  • scissors


The first thing that we did was cut the tissue paper into small pieces.  Olivia loves using scissors, but I make sure that I am sitting right next to her so that we don’t have any injuries (or cut clothing or hair).


Once the tissue paper was cut, Olivia used the glue and water mixture to attach the tissue paper to the paper plate.  Make sure to wash the sponge brush well afterwards.  Otherwise the glue will dry, and the brush will be ruined.


When we began today’s piece of the project, we first gathered our materials:turkey-11-16-03

  • tissue paper feathers
  • toilet paper roll
  • sticky googly eyes
  • orange construction paper for the beak and feet
  • markers
  • Elmer’s glue
  • tape


Olivia used a marker (she chose orange) to decorate the turkey’s body.  She then added the eyes.  I helped her with the beak and feet.  We used Elmer’s glue to secure the beak, and tape to secure the feet.  The final step was to attach the body to the feather.  We tried to use the Elmer’s glue, but it didn’t really work.  To make it more secure, we added tape to the top and bottom of the toilet paper roll, and wrapped it around the top and bottom edges of the paper plate. turkey-11-16-04* This craft was inspired by The Resourceful Mama.

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