Thursday, November 29, 2012

Whole Hearted Holiday - Thankfulness Turkey, part 2

Making the Thankful Feathers!

While we waited for the turkey to dry we worked on making the feathers. We gathered our supplies and got to work!

I drew a rough pattern on one sheet, stacked up a few sheets and then cut them out.

After I cut out the feathers, I passed them to my daughter who practiced her cutting/snipping skills. We got a little creative with the cutting after a while and lost some feathers in the process. But, that's what this was - a learning process!

Once I realized that she had hit the end of her attention span, we started the most important part of the project. We sat and thought about things and people we are thankful for. It is very fun to see how a 3 year old thinks! If she were able to write, I would have her write her own thoughts, but for now I wrote them for her.

The next day our very wet turkey was dry and ready to be taped to the wall! We found out that packing tape does not keep anything to our walls, so we used painters tape which worked well for over a week. We got to re-stick the turkey and some of the feathers back to the wall once.

Each night while we ate dinner we all discussed what we were thankful for. This part turned into one of our favorite parts of the day!

This is our final picture of our Thankful Turkey! I hope that your family takes on this project, it was such a blessing to our family!

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