I came across this turkey craft a couple weeks back and knew I wanted to make it!
I made our glitter play doh, gathered the other supplies and we were ready!
First, let me say this craft is so easy to make—even the play doh was super quick to mix up and cool off. I had enough for a total of 8 turkeys. We made two. I bagged up the rest of the play doh, along with the other craft supplies necessary for the finished turkey, and made them into craft kits for friends.
Play doh recipe:
- 2 C all purpose flour
- 1 c salt
- 2 c water
- 4 tsp cream of tartar
- 2 Tblsp vegetable oil
- glitter (optional—I used gold)
- If coloring your play doh, add food coloring to water first. **I colored mine light orange (a few drops of yellow and red) for this turkey craft.**
- Cook and stir on med-low heat until dough forms, about 3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the sides and bottom.
- When play doh is cool, knead in glitter until you get the look you desire.
- After completely cooled, store in an airtight container.
Turkey Craft supplies:
- homemade play doh
- googly eyes
- orange craft foam
- assorted feathers
- orange or brown pipe cleaners
- Make a medium sized pancake shape out of your play doh.
- Poke feathers into the play doh.
- Add googly eyes and beak made from foam by mashing into the play doh.
- Make pipe cleaners into the turkey’s feet and poke into the bottom.
You’re done! Super quick and super cute too!
Now, for the books....We read one of our Thanksgiving favorites, and a new Thanksgiving book to go along with this craft.
One of our favorites--This is the Turkey, by Abby Levine is a cute story about a well intended turkey that ends up unexpectedly in the fish tank instead of on the dinner table! A cute story with a good ending.
A new book I discovered, The Thanksgiving Bowl, by Virginia L. Kroll, is about a special bowl that Grandma Grace uses each year for all family members to write down their "I'm thankful for's", and then read them after dinner. The bowl gets lost and goes on a month by month journey over the course of an entire year, and somehow ends up back in Grandma Grace's front yard a year later on Thanksgiving Day. This book kept Joe's interest and he enjoyed reading about where the bowl was going next, and then he was relieved to know it made it back home where it belonged.
We are enjoying crafting and reading good books so far this Thanksgiving season. I truly love this special time of year! I am blessed to have my wonderful children and husband to share in all of the fun activities we plan and memories we make together.