Today I’m bringing you a fun Thanksgiving craft for the kids that they can also eat! 🙂 Let’s make some turkeys from a pack of cheese and crackers or breadsticks.
You will need: individual packs of cheese and crackers or breadsticks, some colored paper, wiggly eyes, double sided tape or glue, scissors and a pencil.
Help your child place their hand on the colored paper and use the pencil to trace around it. Little hands work best for this project but I’ll show you what you can do if you only have a “big person’s” hand like I did. 😉
Cut out the hand shape using the scissors.
I made 2 to show you what it looks like if you care to use scrapbook paper.
Break a pack of cheese and crackers or breadsticks off from the other packs.
The hand shape will be taped or glued to the back of the cheese and crackers pack to be the turkey’s feathers. Lay the pack on the hand shape and see how it fits together.
Because I used an adult sized hand to make my hand shape, the turkey’s feathers are too large for the pack of snacks. I drew 2 lines and cut off the thumb part of the shape and some on the other side to make my feathers fit better.
Attach the feathers to the back of the snack pack. I used double sided tape.
Now glue 2 wiggly eyes onto the cheese part of the snack pack.
Cut a triangle out from a piece of orange paper or use white paper and color the triangle orange. Glue it in place for the turkey’s beak.
Your turkey can be finished here or you can add some turkey legs. I used yellow paper for some legs for 1 of my turkeys.
And that’s all there is to it! I hope your kids have fun making some mostly edible turkeys for Thanksgiving this year! 🙂