Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Button Turkey Craft!
Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!
They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!
This post is all about working your Arty Crafty Kids fine motor skills, by adding decorative buttons to their Turkey’s feathers.
This craft also encourages children to play with colour (matching buttons to coloured feathers), shape and space, where they will need to use their problem-solving skills to correctly fit buttons within the feathers.
Button Turkey Craft: Materials
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
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Button Turkey Craft: Tutorial
Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.
Print the templates on to white cardstock and gather the materials.
Remember to check your printer settings. Some printers require adjustments for different types of paper and card.
Step 2: Paint/colour both templates with your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium.
This could be regular washable paint, watercolours or colouring pencils/pens – it’s entirely up to your Arty Crafty Kids!
Step 3: Cut out the turkey body elements and assemble to form a face.
Glue the completed body to the centre of the painted feathers.
Step 4: Begin sticking the decorative buttons to the feathers.
This is a fun exercise for matching colours and playing with shape and space.
Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their problem-solving skills to work out how the buttons will fit within each feather – using a variety of different types of buttons will help to make the craft more engaging!
Step 5: Continue working those fine motor skills to fill the remaining feather space until each is full with pretty buttons!
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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy playing with buttons to create beautiful feathers for their turkeys!
This Button Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.
Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!