Thursday, November 4, 2010

stART ~ Five Silly Turkeys

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.

imageThis week we read Five Silly Turkeys, by Salina Yoon.  Emily enjoyed this cute counting  book last year.  This year both girls were able to have fun listening to it.  Juliette liked turning the pages with the fabric tail feathers!  

After reading the book Emily made a paper bag Turkey.  IMG_5956

First Emily stuffed a paper lunch bag with newspaper. IMG_5957

Then she helped me tape the top closed.  We rolled it over so that it would be flat. IMG_5958  Emily painted the whole bag with brown paint.


While we waited for the paint to dry Emily glued the beak, snood, and eyes on the turkey body.


Once everything was dry Emily glued on the body and tail feathers (I cut them out of construction paper)  There were about 16 feathers for her to glue on, but she only wanted to do 3, one of each color so that we could see them easily.


Emily’s Paper Bag Turkey


Christy Killoran said...

She did a great job. We made paper bag turkeys last year, and I think we will have to do it again this year!

Susana said...

You always have the cutest crafts to go with the books y'all read! This turkey is super!

Unknown said...

Gobble gobble!

(That's turkey for "Good job, Emily!")

Jackie Higgins said...

Very cute craft. That book looks great. I think it would be wonderful to share with my 2 year old and baby!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Her turkey turned out great - even with only three feathers :)

Ticia said...

I'm eagerly waiting for my Thanksgiving books I ordered to come in. Hopefully we'll get some cute Thanksgiving crafts in this year.

Kylie said...

Oh that turkey is adorable. Thanks for doing this linky each and every week it's great.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

This is a pretty complicated project, and Emily did great. I can totally see her reasoning about 3 feathers.

Debbie said...

I love her paper bag turkey! She did a great job on it!

Kayte said...

Her turkey looks great. I really want to try this now.

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

We just checked that book out from the library and our kids love it! This would be a fun craft to go along.

I just found your blog via Little Page Turners. I linked a few projects of my own and am a new follower. I love doing these kinds of things with my kids!

kewkew said...

The book looks really cute. The paper bag turkey is adorable. I love crafts with different steps that the girls are able to do themselves.

Charlene Juliani said...

Cute Turkey! There are a bunch of turkeys this week it looks like...good for me to add to my list hehehe!

Elise said...

What a cute looking turkey. Emily did such a great job.

Michelle Gibson said...

Super cute turkey! One of these days, I would love it if you would share if you keep crafts and if so, how you store them! I almost dread making lots of crafty things (unless they lie flat) because I have a hard time throwing anything away.

Thanks for hosting, Michelle!

Daphne said...

I LOVE your site and your creative ideas! I wanted you to know that I listed you as a resource for teaching little ones in my printable Thanksgiving Unit.

Here's the link to my post:

Thanks for the inspiration! :)


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