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Adrian 4 years Adrian 49 - 53 months Art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ Craft โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ–๏ธ Fall Holidays Unit Study

โœ‚๏ธDIY Pipe Cleaners โ™ป๏ธPaper Mache ๐ŸฆƒTurkeyโ€ข Thanksgiving Inspired Craftโ€ข

Thanksgiving Holiday is a time to gather together and spend quality time with the family; and for us, making crafts allows us to be together while expressing creativity, advancing fine-motor skills, and most importantly, having fun! This โœ‚๏ธDIY Pipe Cleaners โ™ป๏ธPaper Mache ๐ŸฆƒTurkey craft is another fun Thanksgiving-Inspired activity children have enjoyed creating. 

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What you will need:

  • โ™ป๏ธrecycled toilet paper roll,
  • recycled brown tissue paper for turkey's body (or you can use a different color),
  • mache paste for paper mache application (we are using this Mod Podge),
  • pipe cleaners to make turkey's tail,
  • recycled packing peanuts,
  • feathers,
  • paint (we are using these washable finger-paints),
  • googly eyes,
  • pom-poms,
  • a glue gun.

DSC_0049Using paper-mache technique, apply tissue paper to cover toilet paper roll.

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"He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man's intelligence." – Dr. Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, p. 25.

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The child is a worker and a producer. โ€ฆ The child's work belongs to another order and has a wholly different force from the work of the adult. The childโ€™s work is done unconsciously, in abandonment to a mysterious spiritual energy, actively engaged in creation. It is indeed a creative work. Dr. Maria Montessori, 'The Secret of Childhood', Orient Longman Limited, 200.

DSC_0104Insert pipe-cleaners into the packing peanuts to make wings. 

DSC_0104  We used a glue gun to make pom-poms-mouth.  

DSC_0104  We also used a glue gun to attach pipe-cleaners to the roll.

DSC_0104Paint the packing peanuts with different colors.

DSC_0104Let the child explore his/her creativity!

DSC_0104While the paint was still wet, Adrian attached the matching color feathers. 
DSC_0104Our Thanksgiving Inspired๐ŸฆƒTurkey.

Whether you ๐ŸŽ‰celebrate Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒholiday or not, the ๐Ÿ—“Month of November is a month of ๐Ÿ™Gratitude, and I am wishing you a blessed, bountiful and a happy Holiday Season and a Happy ๐ŸฆƒThanksgiving! There is always something to be thankful for! And it is not the happy people who are thankful, but rather thankful people who are happy. So, I am wishing you much happiness and many special family times this holiday season!

We did another Thanksgiving Craft also using paper mache technique: see here "๐Ÿ™Thankful ๐ŸŒณTree๐Ÿ‚ โ€ข ๐ŸฆƒThanksgiving Inspired โœ‚๏ธCraft."

For more on holiday-inspired unit study, see here our activities round up "๐ŸฆƒThanksgiving Inspired Homeschooling 101 Unit Study."

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