Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Besides fun lunches, Emma and I spend our free time (of which there is not a lot) playing and creating. We've been talking a great deal about the seasons, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.... and since Thanksgiving is not a Cypriot holiday I talk to her about Autumn and changing leaves and of course turkey. Christmas turkey, the sounds a turkey makes, turkey colours etc.
Today I took a craft I remember from school and we made a turkey. This is how we did it...
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Orange & brown paper
I traced Emma's hands and feet on brown and orange paper. And she loved this part.
Next time I'll make sure to use a stronger pen, but you get the idea.
I cut out two feet and six hands.
This is where Emma got a little distracted. In retrospect I should have these things cut in advance and just start working on gluing and putting together.
She's only 2.5 years old, so her attention span is not as long as I needed it to be for this project! :)
After it was cut I had her colour two of the hands red, and two yellow/brown. Two I left the colour of the paper.
Now, Emma had a huge issue with the beak. She just didn't want it on the turkey. I made it 3 times and stuck it myself. And every time she would unglue it and throw it in the garbage. I barely managed to take the photo!
This is what our turkey looks like now..... beak-less....
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