Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Art Group

Coffee Filter Turkeys and Color Mixing Puffy Paint


We started with some Play Dough Free Play, we are still using the Pumpkin Pie Dough I made in October.


The Girls did a great job making their Coffee Filter Turkeys!

First they colored a coffee filter with brown, red, yellow and orange markers.  Then they sprayed it with water to make the colors run.  We set them aside to dry.


While they were drying they put together the turkey bodies.  I had already cut out a brown body, orange beak and red snood so they just glued that all together and added a pair of wiggly eyes.


To finish the turkeys they folded the coffee filter in half and glued it together.  Then they glued the turkey body on top of that.

In between the two projects we did a cute Turkey Finger Play.

The Turkey
Original Author Unknown

The turkey is a funny bird.(Hook thumbs together and spread fingers to create turkey tail. )

Its head goes wobble, wobble.
(Wobble head back and forth. )

And all it knows is just one word:
(Hold up one finger. )

"Gobble, gobble, gobble."
(Make mouth shape with hand, opening and closing it while sounding like a turkey.)



Emily really enjoyed making puffy paint pictures during the summer so I knew that these would be a big hit at Art Group!! 

I mixed up some blue and yellow puffy paint so that they could see what happened when the two colors got mixed together.   This project was a lot of fun!!


Rebecca said...

I love your art group days. Do you run it or does someone else? Does the person running it buy the supplies and then charge the parents or just buy them and not worry about it? Or do the parents bring their own supplies depending on what they are told to bring?

sbswtp said...

We had a great time :) I'm sure you'll see some duplicate pics in my TOT School Post ;) You were totally right...the turkeys were painless!

April said...

Thanks for the coffee filter idea. I think I am going to try that with my baby. How long does homemade playdough last?

Ticia said...

Super cute turkey.

Cara said...

Love the ideas this week! My son was absolutely mesmerized when we did coffee filter leaves last month. Love the turkey idea!

Christy Killoran said...

I really like the coffee filter turkeys!

Jeanette said...

I like the coffee filter turkeys. We made butterflies last week using the same method.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

I've done all kids of turkeys, but I must add the coffee filter one to my bag of tricks. So cute! Thanks!


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