I am not a crafty person but I do believe in getting my hands dirty from time to time for the sake of my 22-month old daughter. She LOVES doing crafts (which, funny enough she calls “craps”) and the tactile experience of it is so much fun for her. She also loves to talk through colours as we do crafts so I consider it a learning experience too!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner (this weekend!), I wanted to do something that was Thanksgiving related so I decided to do a turkey out of a garden glove. We headed to the Dollar Store with my sister to pick out what we needed and here’s what we ended up with:
We already had, in our craft box, the following items that we used as well:
The first thing we did was plug in the glue gun and then I laid out one glove and I cut a triangle from the glitter foam sheets for the turkey’s beak. I then cut off all of the long “sticks” off of the feathers. While I did this, I gave Willow a colouring book and crayons to distract her as there is a bit of prep work involved.
I then glued on the triangle beak and the googly eyes. I totally forgot to cut out the little wattle to go under the beak but it’s all good, Willow still loved it!
I started gluing feathers onto the garden glove starting from the top and behind the turkey’s head. I continued to glue feathers on, laying them on top of each other in rows. I glued a little feather in between the turkey’s eyes (just for character) and layered the feathers all the way down to the very bottom of the glove.
The best part was putting the turkey on and showing my daughter… As you can see in the picture above, she was arms out, super excited and LOVED hearing me make the puppet go “gobble gobble.”
It was fun, super inexpensive and something that helped us to get into the Thanksgiving spirit in our house!
If you try it, let me know in the comments below!