Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Kids' Art Idea: Turkey Finger Puppet

We have wild turkeys at the new house, and they wander past on a predictable schedule. Like- for weeks they came at 7:25 a.m., then just after 10 a.m., etc. They have been getting bigger and bigger, and one morning we were lucky enough to witness one female being wooed by a number of males. They strutted, she walked away, they circled. Then they didn't follow, so she turned back, made a noise, and they started again, each trying to have the biggest feathers.
Needless to say, there is a lot of turkey talk around here. The little guy is delighted to find everyone else talking turkey these days, too.
In anticipation for Thanksgiving, we turned some fleece scraps into a finger puppet. To make it, he chose the colors. I stitched the body from a rectange about 2" by 6" using the sewing machine. Then he chose the feather fabric and I cut them. Then he and I together hand stitched the feathers onto one side. We would have glued eyes on had we had any, but we instead used fabric markers to draw the face.

Here he is, later, with the puppet and tape in his pocket, and some of the winnings from the pea harvest in his hands.
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