Last weekend we had a really nice family day. If you are a Facebook follower you probably already know but just in case… I’ll fill you in. Grandma and Grandpa watched all of the grand kids while my sister and I joined our hubbies for golf (in the rain). We ended up making a day of it with a yummy family dinner and a quick game of Bear Hunt.
While the other kids played my niece, S cuddled up to me and we looked through Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine. (They are not paying me to say this, although I would gladly take any money they have to offer. ). I absolutely love the inspiring projects the magazine has. S and I oohed and ahhed over many of the Christmas projects, and decided this wreath would be our first project!
what you need: pencils ~ paper (tissue, wrapping, magazine pages, construction paper) ~ tape ~ glue gun ~ markers
We started by making several “feathers”. To roll these we started with a tight wrap around a pencil at the corner of one sheet of paper. (I cut the the papers… all types.. to be about the size of a half sheet of paper. Being even is not important.)
Once we had a good sized pile of feathers (about 20) I had the kids place a few where they wanted them on a piece of brown construction paper. I glued them in place (normally I would let M and M use the glue gun, but 4 sets of grabby hands is a little too scary!)
We made two turkey pictures. S and T would be taking one picture home. M and M would keep the other. I wanted to make this a joint project so I had the “big” kids draw a turkey face and the “little” kids color it in. That part worked so well I will have to come up with a collaborative project in the very near future!
This post is a part of the Thanksgiving lesson plan.
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