We did this wonderful and fun sensory craft last night (compliments of Miss. HomeBasedTherapy) and I just had to share it. Because it’s too cute not to!
- cut large white paper feathers
- draw and cut out large body of the turkey (feathers will be pasted on the back)
- fill four paper lunch sacks with scraps of fun glue-on-able materials. Each sack should have just one single color. Examples of items to have in a sack include: baggie of glitter; tissue paper (which earns extra OT points if you make your kiddo tear it up!); foam pieces; construction paper scraps; and so on.
- elmer’s glue
- crayons (should be the same colors as your lunch sacks plus brown for body of Mr. Turkey)
Working on one feather at a time, we started by letting Trevy and (peer model/sister extraordinaire) Bristel choose and color their base color with a crayon.
We then let them go to town with the glue onto the feather. I must say…Miss. HBTS is WAY more tolerant than mommy is!
More than once I had to resist the urge of “helping” Trevy with his glue. But he really did okay-ish. And I must say…I got a kick outta his sensory face every time he got glue on his fingers. Drove him bonkers!
We then let them choose items from the appropriate color bag to glue onto the feathers.
The final product was a super adorable sensory turkey!
Which belongs in one place only…
gracing our wall of fame! Which is what mommy likes to call the wall we display our artsy projects.
I loooooved this craft so much, I’m totally going to modify and use it for Christmas too. Can’t you just see a toddler sized paper Christmas tree on the wall all strung with sensory lights and ornaments?