Now that the sky is black at an all too early 5:00, and the temperatures are a little too chilly to spend the evening outside, we are resulting to being creative. I have been trying to compile some crafts to do with Carson now that we are going to be "stuck inside" for a while.
Last week we decided to start with a fun Thanksgiving craft that I spotted on Pinterest. I thought it would be pretty simple, I had all of the items on hand, and I thought Carson would have fun with it.
We made a turkey out of Carson's hand and foot. I traced his hand on different colors of construction paper, traced his shoe on brown paper, cut everything out, and glued all the pieces on a black piece of construction paper. I didn't know what Carson would think of sitting still long enough for me to trace his hand....but it turns out---he loved it! My initial thought was I was going to trace each hand once, and use it as a "pattern" for the rest of the colors. But he loved having his hand traced so much, that I ended up doing it 6 individual times. It was so cute to watch him try his best to sit still, and he continuously said "that tickles mom!"
Carson is big into glue right now. I feel like it is his age, and the desire to do "big kid" things. He helped me glue all of his
After we got everything glued down, we added a couple eyes, and this fun little saying that I made.
Carson had so much fun with this craft, and I had a blast with him! I think we are going to make another one, and I would like to store it in his keepsake box. I think it would be so much fun to do one each year, and see the difference a year makes when it comes to the size of his hands and shoe!
If you are looking for a fun craft to do with your kiddos---give this one a try! It is sure to be fun, and could possibly make a neat homemade gift for the grandparents, or a fun keepsake.