Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey Art

We read on a friend's blog about a fun Thanksgiving book and project. I had to hunt the book down...Barnes and Noble didn't have it! I found Setting the Turkeys Free on Amazon.  I used my Swagbucks to pay for shipping. (I keep forgetting to cash in my swagbucks....you know your amazon gift card takes several days to post to your account otherwise I'd have used them to buy the book for free, but I didn't want to wait any longer.)  It arrived last week and Reese was very excited to open the package...I think he was expecting a toy.  He really enjoyed reading it and has asked to read it again as soon as we finish almost every time we've read it. Today we read it and then made the handprint turkey project.  
 I loaded the paint onto his hand, then he pressed it onto a paper plate.

For some reason we own no feathers, so he just decorated with sequins. He was not pleased that his turkey had no neck. I gave him the paint brush to fill in the gap on the paper, but he used it to paint his finger so he could press his hand again.
 

Then he painted around the edge of the paper plate with purple, red, teal and orange...the same colors we used for the tail feathers. 

He was pretty pleased with his work and excited to go show it off to his Dad.
 Here is the finished masterpiece!

5 comments:

Joyce said...

A beautiful turkey plate. Tell Reese I'm sorry we won't be able to see it.

Jennifer Duer said...

That turned out so cute! I need to do that with my girls. Anything that involves painting is a hit with them.

Our Homeschool Fun said...

This turned out so adorable and sweet Heather! He did a great job. Funny that he was bothered that his turkey had no neck:-).

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your dinner goes well, your family were all able to make it and you have a wonderful day!

Our dinner is this evening. Hope you enjoy your weekend too!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

That is a goreous piece of artwork..you should definitely frame it!! What a creative little man you have there! Angie xo

JessieLeigh said...

C. did a similar project in her preschool class and she was oh-so proud. Reese did an awesome job! And kudos for you for being willing to bust out the paint. Kids love to paint and too often we mommies resist it because of the mess. :)