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Silly Book and Turkey Craft

One of the books we've read for our Thanksgiving and Turkey's Unit is A Plump and Perky Turkey.  



It's a rather silly book about a town that tries to trick a turkey into being the main course for their Thanksgiving feast by hiring him as the model for their arts and crafts fair.


After reading it I thought it would be fun for the boys to try their hand at making turkeys.  We had toilet paper rolls and coffee filters so that was our medium.


Our 1st step was painting the rolls brown.

big buddy was very proud of his idea to stick his hand
in to the roll while painting it

Then we painted the filters. Ideally I'd have used eye droppers to paint the coffee filters but we didn't have any on hand so we tried markers and a spray bottle...



It was a lot of fun but didn't give the best colors so we also tried food coloring in a squeeze bottle, which worked a lot better.




After the rolls and filters dried we glued them together and added eyes, a beak, and a snood. 

glue is actually much messier than paint :) 


Our handsome turkeys.

Comments

  1. I love your idea of using the coffee filters! They turned out so cute and I completely agree about the glue being messier than the paint. hahaha! That book has been our favorite Turkey book we have read this year. I loved it! We ended up making turkey's out of paper plates to along with the craft.

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  2. Nothing quite like a silly book! Looks like you had lots of fun with the filters!

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  3. Isn't that a fun book? I know we read it quite a few times while we had it out of the library. Thank you for sharing your great craft at Crafty Moms Share!

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  4. I love that book and your turkeys are so cute! We made a toilet paper roll turkey this week as well. :)

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  5. Those came out great! They really seemed to enjoy this craft.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Lori

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  6. That is our FAVORITE Thanksgiving book in our house! What a fun activity to do along with it. Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT Thanksgiving & we'll see you next week,
    Beth =-)

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  7. These are too cute, I love how you layered the coffee filters for the tail :)
    ~Aleacia @ Dilly-Dali Art

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  8. I haven't read that book, sounds fun though. I love your turkeys as well - great idea to layer the filters that way. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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