Yarn Wrapped Turkey Craft | Still Playing School

Yarn Wrapped Turkey Craft

Our preschooler created a colorful yarn wrapped turkey from recycled material! This gobbler is the perfect fine motor craft for Thanksgiving.

For this recycled craft, we used the cardboard packing that comes between a new set of pots and pans. We had to remove a few of pieces but you could cut the turkey shape from a regular piece of cardboard.

We keep everything unique that could be thrown away for potential crafts. We've made flowers out of these cardboard pieces too!

Our preschooler E used Craft Project Ideas' wiggly eyes and markers to make her turkey. She remembered that it needed a wattle from our geobard turkey creation!

She raided our yarn and ribbon stash to choose materials to decorate the turkey's feathers. I tied the yarn then she wrapped it around. Yarn wrapped crafts and fabulous for fine motor skills!

If you only had two or three colors of yarn you could create a pattern on the tail feathers. E decided to wanted a rainbow turkey of course! We used ribbon, too. It seemed to be easier for E to manage as it came off of the spool!

This craft occupied quite a bit of our afternoon so it is one to pull out when you want quiet dedication and not a quick idea. You might even want to set it up as a station that your child can revisit to finish over several days.

E kept at it but occasionally asked me to hold the turkey body or do a bit of wrapping when her hands were tired.

Even finishing each color by tucking in the loose end of the yarn is a great fine motor exercise! She is so proud of her cheery and colorful completed turkey craft!

Craft Project Ideas sends us complimentary craft supplies. We are grateful for the opportunity to share the activities we create with their products! You can purchase these same supplies either online or in stores at Wal-Mart. 

Check out this week's Fine Motor Fridays ideas:

Water Bead Ornaments from Craftulate

Beaded Turkey Patterns Busy Bag from School Time Snippets

Cranberry Sensory Play from Little Bins For Little Hands

Turkey Activities for Fine Motor and Math from Stir the Wonder

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1 comment :

  1. Yarn wrapping is such a great workout for little fingers!