These turkey sun catchers combine fine motor practice with construction paper to create a beautiful Thanksgiving craft. Create them with your classroom or on a nice fall afternoon. Then hang them in your favorite window for a fun and colorful Thanksgiving decoration.
Turkey sun catchers
These turkey sun catchers craft can be done by little ones of all ages!
Not only is she creating an adorable Thanksgiving craft, but she’s secretly building her fine motor skills in the process!
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Supplies for fine motor turkeys:
- Construction paper. Fall colors.
- Googly eyes.
- Contact paper.
- Hole punch.
- White glue.
How to make a construction paper turkey feather suncatcher:
Start by drawing 5 feather shapes on your contact paper. These don’t need to be perfect, think about a teardrop shape.
Next, peel off the backing and secure it to a surface with tape. Make sure that it is sticky side up.
Taping them to a window or glass door works well to let the light through.
Punch a bunch of dots out of your construction paper.
Then place the dots inside of the feathers. This is an amazing fine motor activity!
Add in dots until you have the feathers filled in.
Now place another piece of contact paper on top of the feathers. (Sticky sides together)
Cut apart your paper to make a square around each feather. Press out any air bubbles in your feathers then cut out the feather completely.
Fan out the feathers and tape them together on the backside.
Then add a turkey body! Use scraps of paper from your dots and a couple of googly eyes!
Use white glue or tape to attach your turkey’s body and you are done!
This cute little turkey suncatcher can be placed on a window or on your fridge to add a nice touch of Thanksgiving to any space.
These guys are seriously cute! I hope you give them a try!