Sometimes the best materials for an art project are found in the trash can!
You don’t need fancy art supplies for this thanksgiving craft. This turkey project was designed with using materials from around the house. Using a snack box or cereal box is great for all types of art projects. The cardboard is light weight enough for little fingers to cut but strong enough to hold paint. Hold on to that empty cereal box and teach your child how to not just recycle but reuse and be resourceful by thinking outside the box!
empty snack or cereal box
cardboard paper roll,
Step 1: Cut feather shapes from the empty snack box (cardboard or cardstock paper would work too).
Step 2: Paint the feathers. We used red, orange and yellow paint daubers. Regular paint or markers would work as well. You also could use colored construction paper. Using a black sharpie marker we added what we were thankful for on the painted feathers, which was an interesting conversation with a 3 year old.
Step 3: Cut a rectangle from the cardboard box the length of the cardboard tube. Tape or glue the feathers to the rectangle and then attach to the back of the cylinder (tube).
Step 4: Design your turkey. We used googley eyes and extra cardboard for the beak and gobbler.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google +!
Visit Jamie | Hand Made Kids Art’s profile on Pinterest.