Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Popsicle snowmen

 With all the supplies on hand, we decided to make these snowmen out of wide popsicle sticks.  I told them to paint part of the sticks white and then I drew a black line and told them to paint black above the line.  We painted one stick red and then I cut off the ends to make the rim of the hat.  We glued the sticks to cardstock.  I painted on the nose and the mouth was made from a round foam brush.  We added some embellishments to his hat and we were done.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pilgrim Hats

 My daughter had her Feast today at school.  She was super excited about this.  They had the whole kit and kaboodle--turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, stuffing, beans, corn, etc...and of course lots of desserts too.
 This cute turkey was a combination of all the 4K classes and what they were thankful for.  O said she was thankful for her sister.  That she is!
 We decided to go with these cute Pilgrim hats for her feast.  They were fun and easy to make.  I just love them!
 She was so excited to carry them into school.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pinecone turkey

 We had a few pinecones laying around, so we decided to do another timeless classic Thanksgiving craft.
 They glued on the feathers and I used pipe cleaners for the head. 
 I know, I know, I really need to investigate more into what a turkey's waddle really looks like.  I suck at it, what can I say?
 Anyway, I think they turned out really colorful and they add a nice touch to the window sill.  Kids are happy, that is all the matters!

Turkey puppet - a project gone wrong in more ways than one...

 We decided to make turkey puppets today.  A project so easy and classic in time.  Everything started out good, then got bad.
 They glued on the googly eyes, the beak, the feathers and the back of the feathers I just free handed.
 Ok, here is where things went wrong.  1st, I had them glue on the wrong side of the paper bag.  The flap should of been in the front and not the back.  DUH!  My old age is catching up to me I guess.  Then I also free handed the waddle or beak or whatever it is called and as soon as I saw it on the turkey, I laughed out loud.  Is your mind in the gutter too?  Cause mine was.  Not the best shape I know.  At least they had no idea what was wrong.  As you can see in the last picture, I tried to fix it, but, I don't think it's any better.  Oh well, can I say he still looks cute?  LOL!