Wednesday, November 25, 2009

crafty kids.



image from Parents.com
Most of the creative work we do at dreamscapes is centered around adults and businesses, however I came across this craft for kids that I had to share.  One of my favorite moments on Thanksgiving is right before dinner when we all take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for.

This craft is a creative way to spark that reflection in our children and encourage them to appreciate all they have in their lives.  I know what I will be doing today!

How to make it: Cut a 1-inch sliver off the bottom of a 9-inch polystyrene ball. Wrap sphere neatly in thick dark-brown yarn, covering surface completely; knot on bottom. Make a 4-inch ball from light-brown yarn and attach to body with a wooden craft stick. Create simple facial features using felt: white circles (approximately the size of a quarter, with 1/8-inch pom-poms for pupils) for eyes, yellow triangles for the beak, and long red felt teardrops as the wattle. Cut feather shapes from colored craft paper and bend in half lengthwise to create seam. Glue wooden craft stick to the bottom third of the feather and insert in a fan shape on turkey body. {instructions from parents.com}


rachel

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