This is the perfect little afternoon craft to show your Thanksgiving spirit! Perfect for kids age 6 and older.
Paper or foam cup (8.5 oz)
Acrylic paint in fall colors (brown, tan, orange, red, green, yellow, etc.)
Large pom-pom for head (brown, yellow, red, orange, etc.)
Small foam heart for gobbler (to contrast with color of head)
Small foam triangle (orange or yellow)
2 small wiggle eyes
3” x 2” piece of orange construction paper
1 sheet of white construction paper
White craft glue
How to make it:
Place cup upside down on work surface and paint brown.
To make the feathers, paint the white construction paper with several fall colors, crisscrossing the colors as you go. Let dry.
Cut feathers out in one large piece, should be shaped similar to a hand or crown. Cut the tips of each feather into a point.
Apply glue to the bottom portion of the feathers and press onto the bottom of the cup. Hold in place for a minute or so to let the glue grab.
Place foam heart upside down so that the bumps are facing downward. Glue the foam triangle, point down, onto the upside down heart–the upper points of the triangle will be hanging over the edge. This is the beak and gobbler.
Glue the pom-pom to the top of the paper cup.
Glue the wiggle eyes and the beak and gobbler to the head.
Cut two feet from the orange construction paper and glue to the bottom of the cup.
Display on your dining room table during your holiday meal with family and friends!