Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

I had the joy once again of babysitting my grand-daughters yesterday.
We had much fun but now that they are getting older the oldest one is no longer interested in making  crafts. It is getting hard for me to keep them entertained since now they are growing up so quickly and those little baby games and crafts we all enjoyed so much are slowly disappearing.
Boys are easily entertained with a truck or a car, but girls are a different story. They need to be entertained 24/7 if not they get bored rather quickly. I just feel that I am getting just a bit too old for this and my crafty ideas have all been used up.
After drinking a bottle of water my creative juices began to shift towards GO when I was throwing out my empty water bottle. The idea of doing something crafty with this little empty bottle made me go bonkers...hmmmm...what Thanksgiving craft can I make with this?  After pondering through the day on the empty water bottle an idea finally popped in my head and this is what I came up with. Unfortunately my older grand-daughter felt that watching television was a better she didn't make a turkey.
But my baby Natalia joined me in this cute craft and I think they turned out pretty cute.
This is my turkey...with her fluffy back made out of cut out flowers.
This is Natalia's fancy with her large bow and stunning headdress. For a 10 year old she did great.
Items needed:
Empty dry small water bottle
Brown & red felt
(for neck, feet and peek)
Dry kidney beans
Colored paper
(Fall colors)
Hot glue & glue gun
Assorted colored beans
(for decorating the turkey)
Black eye beans
(for eyes)
Raffia for bow
Red & yellow pipe cleaner

1 comment:

  1. great idea-yes, teenage grand daughters are a challenge!