Wait! Don't throw away those summer pool noodles yet! Chop them up and turn them into colourful turkeys for Thanksgiving! ;)
Do the chop and create thing.
WHAT YOU NEED:
hot glue gun & sticks
HOW TO MAKE:
Slice a pool noodle to create turkey bodies. I used an "adult" knife to get a clean cut :)
Set out feathers that will easily poke into the top of the pool noodle. Artists can make their turkey as feather-y as they desire!
Use pipecleaners to create turkey legs. We cut one in half to create two legs and then twisted around smaller segments to create the turkey toes ;) These easily poke into the bottom of the pool noodle.
Glue googly eyes on the face.
Cut out a beak and "gobble, gobble" (as we say in my house!) from craft foam. Hot glue these pieces in place.
Optional: Add little name tags (we used old paper bags and toothpicks!) to create place settings for Thanksgiving dinner!
Accessorize your turkey! Nory decided some of ours needed glasses!
Write a story about your turkey!
Create other pool noodle sculptures with leftover pieces.
What is something you are grateful for?
Who are you looking forward to seeing this holiday?
What's your favourite food at Thanksgiving?
Reflect on summer memories, inspired by the pool noodle ;)
THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:
securing feathers and pipecleaners into pool noodle
making creative decisions independently
safe use of scissors
practicing safety near hot glue gun
Wishing you a colourful Thanksgiving - starting with this very decor!