Apparently I love making all kinds of turkey crafts so November is a great month for me. The ideas just keep flowing and W is more than happy to break out the craft supplies and help me create new turkeys! I have been wanting to create some activities to help him continue to develop his fine motor skills. So our latest creation is our Clothespin Turkey Roll craft aka how I use those toilet paper rolls I’ve been saving up!
Clothespin Turkey Roll Craft
What you need:
- Toilet paper roll
- 6 clothespins
- Paint in variety of colors (I recommend washable if you’re going to let the kids do some painting!)
- Googly eyes
- Scraps of orange and red construction paper
- Wax paper
What you do:
- If desired, paint your toilet paper roll brown and set aside on wax paper to dry.
- Paint each clothespin a different color. You could do fall colors for the turkey or go with rainbow like we did.
- Set clothespins on wax paper to dry. (I actually clip a piece of wax paper inside the clothespins so they don’t get stuck closed when they dry.)
- Glue googly eyes on the toilet paper roll. (Or you can use a marker to draw eyes on!)
- Cut a small triangle from orange construction paper and glue on to be the turkey’s beak. You could also paint one on!
- Cut a small squiggle shape of red construction paper and glue on side of orange beak.
- Let it all dry and then have a fun playing!
This is a great craft to take on the road if you’re doing any driving this holiday season. Toss it in a zipper bag and little ones can practice clipping while they ride. Depending on the color of the clothespins, you can also work on a number of academic skills.
You can work on colors which is what we have been doing. W loves naming colors. You could also pattern the colors. And if you wrote numbers on them you could work on number identification and order!
So many great options and these turkeys also look great sitting on the Thanksgiving table!