Friday, November 19, 2010

Wannabe Crafty Mom

Ok, I'm not crafty. I wish I was. I think so many crafts look like they'd be so fun to make. I see entire blogs that are devoted to crafts, and it's apparent I am just missing that gene.

My son who is in preschool needed to do a Turkey project this month. No specific guidelines. Just a turkey that we create as a family. I saw this adorable clay project online and thought it looked like something I would enjoy. Not that this assignment was supposed to be "all about me", but I thought this assignment was a good excuse to explore my crafty side. For about $12, we made this clay turkey that now sits on our fireplace mantle for us to enjoy for as long as we'd like. Better yet, this clay doesn't harden or crack, so when we are tired of it my kids can turn it into anything they want. Pretty good deal.

Here is our finished product:

We put it in a box to transport to school. It wasn't hard to make at all and we had fun. My lil Monkey rolled the clay into two balls for the head and body and stuck on the eyes and inserted the feathers. I was just on hand for some fine tuning and did the toes and gobbler which required a bit more fine motor skills.

I can't take all the credit for coming up with the idea. I found it on this site called Kaboose. I'm pretty proud of me and my boy for pulling it off.  Have you made anything fun and easy with your kids for Thanksgiving? Gobble gobble!


  1. Hi, I found you through Saturday stalk. I am now your newest follower!I love the turkey. I hope you have a good weekend

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  3. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
    God Bless,

  4. How cute!!

    THanks so much for stopping by!! I'm following you now too! :)


  5. How funny! I am a wannabe too! Following you from Relax and Surf Sunday - hope you can visit me back at Life is a jungle, but it can be a joyful one!

  6. It turned out great! I love the different colored feathers!

  7. That is a seriously cute turkey!

  8. What a cute craft! You did a great job!

    Thanks for stopping by last weekend for Relax & Surf Sunday! I am following you back. Happy Thanksgiving!


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