Welcome back to another week of the Love to Learn Linky and thanks for joining us! This week we are featuring a multimedia art project that is perfect for Thanksgiving or Fall. It can be proudly displayed on the mantel, or used as a backdrop for a seasonal meal!
You Will Need:
- a small canvas or sturdy white paper
- fall-coloured acrylic paints including red, orange, yellow, and brown and paintbrush
- one sheet yellow cardstock or construction paper
- kids’ markers
- 3D decorative items like corn kernels, plastic decorative leaves, dried leaves from outside, acorns etc.
On the yellow paper, have your child make a number of handprints using the brown paint. I only got Onetime to use his right hand, but we should have done both hands so we could have had turkeys facing different directions!
On the canvas, have your child paint a background scene in reds, oranges and yellows. I didn’t get a photo of this part because I wanted to pay close attention to Onetime while he was using the paint (mess containment!)
Once the handprints are dry, use the markers to add legs, a beak, and eyes to make turkeys! You could use googly eyes too if you wanted to be more silly!
Now get out all your decorative items and the glue and let your child use their imagination to create a scene (or not!). Onetime decided to add “corn for the turkeys to eat” all over his canvas.
He also glued on some little plastic leaves that we got from the dollar store and we were done. Onetime’s multimedia masterpiece now has a special place on our mantel for the Fall season! I think it’s colourful and it makes me smile every time I look at it!
Before we head to this week’s linky, I wanted to share with you a post that linked up last week that would be really helpful to read before attempting our turkey masterpieces.
Our feature is: Tops Tips for a Successful Arts and Crafts Session with Kids Under 6 from Multicraftingmummy. This blogger did her research and has collected tons of tips from crafting mummies across the blogosphere. Be sure to check these out!
If you’re looking for even more fun Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids, check out our pinterest board!Follow One Time Through’s board Thanksgiving on Pinterest.
And remember to check out other features this week from my fabulous co-hosts!
Left Brain Craft Brain – 20 Quiet Time Activities for When Turkey Makes You Sleepy
A Little Pinch of Perfect – Tons of Fun Ideas for Kids
Totschooling – Love to Learn Linky #16
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