Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we have been having a BLAST getting ready! My girls and I are memorizing a bible verse together and talking about the things we are grateful for each day. I even have an entire Pinterest Board dedicated to creating a memorable and magical Thanksgiving with my girls! You can read all about the activities we are doing, in this post.
In 2012 my husband and I decided to make the commitment to complete our local Turkey Trot every year, no matter what. At the time, we didn’t have any children and were very new to running and our weight loss journey’s so the commitment was made.
By 2013 I was expecting our first daughter (in January), but I held my commitment and completed the Turkey trot
In 2015 my husband and I woke up to POURING rain, so we left the girls with their grandparents and ran the Turkey Trot, just the two of us.
2016 I started the tradition of dressing up in festive Turkey Apparel, and since it was really last minute I opted to dress as a “burnt turkey” – Let’s be real if I attempted to cook a turkey, it’d either be raw or burnt.
This year I decided I wanted to dress the whole family up like a flock of turkeys for the event, so off to the internet, I went. While scrolling through Amazon, I found an adorable shirt that would be SO easy to make. So, I did and the whole project cost less than 10.00!
Here is the breakdown of cost from Walmart
Shirts: FREE* I recycled shirts from other projects
Rit Dye: 2.97
Googley Eyes: 4.97
Felt: Free* I already had these items on hand in my crafting supplies
Felt at Walmart is about .97 a square
Hot Glue Gun / Glue: Free* this is another item I had in my crafting supplies
Total Spent: 7.94 + tax
As you will see in the video, this project was as simple as cutting and gluing the shapes onto my shirts. This craft can easily be done as a family project too! I opted to complete it when my older two children were asleep, but I know they would have been able to handle this with no problem. Just be sure to be mindful of the hot glue.
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Put a bunch of holes in a piece of paper and have your children practice threading the yarn through the holes. This can be tricky for your toddlers, it’s important to guide them through the process so they have fun with it without getting frustrated.
Once they’ve gotten the hang of threading the yarn through the holes, you can move on to the actual craft. Cut a tower out of construction paper and hole punch a few holes throughout the tower.
Have your child thread the yarn around the tower to look much like Rapunzel’s hair when she lets it down for her mother to climb.
Once the yarn has been threaded throughout the tower, glue or tape the tower onto a piece on green construction paper.
My daughter then added some flowers with crayons and stickers for a little extra decoration.
talk with your toddler share new words with them such as and help them to say them clearly
The colors of the flowers
Fine Motor Skills
To make it a little easier, put some tape around the end of the yarn to help it thread through a little easier
As a bonus, we watched Tangled together while we finished decorating our tower. We hope you will give this quick and easy Tangled DIY a try and love it as much as we did!
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