We were in potty training mode and the kids were getting restless so I needed a quick activity that required little prep. I brought out the bin of foam sheets and decided to whip up this foam turkey that can be used to decorate the window (or bathtub play). We had made a foam Jack-o-Lantern in past years.
Cut out the turkey pieces from foam. I simply free-handed most pieces, but I am sure you could find a template through a quick Goggle search. Jake (5) was able to trace and cut out all of the pieces on his own.
We made the following pieces:
-Round body (brown)
-Turkey head/neck (brown) My 2 year old thought this was a peanut!
-5 feathers (various colors)
-Triangular beak (orange)
-Wattle (red) *I had to look up the name. I usually call it “red dangly thing”
-Eyes (white–we used black sharpie for eye ball)
Jake (5) insisted on helping with the tracing and cutting as he mentioned he was a “talented cutter”. Even Nathan (2) helped me cut some pieces and entertained himself cutting scraps while I finished.
Once we had all of the pieces ready, I brought a small pan of water near the window. The boys dipped the pieces into the water and then placed them onto the window to stick. (Note: The pieces will fall off as the foam dries throughout the day). I left the container of water so they could go back and fix their creations. We will probably move the project into the bathtub at some point.
Fun and simple project! You could have all of the pieces assembled ready to play or have the kids help in making the pieces. My kids like the “making” part just as much as the “play” part.
I am already thinking of what Christmas project we should design with foam. Maybe a snowman or gingerbread man. Need to stock up on more foam!