A Thanksgiving craft at Camp Grandma needs turkeys, catapults, and some crazy flying action. The grandsons wanted to make colorful turkeys, and pompoms were perfect for this craft. After the grandkids super glued pompoms together, they added feathers for tails.
The eyes, beaks and waddles made some cute, crazy and wild looking turkeys with the help of puffy paints. The biggest turkey got the name Humpfrey, and Nate hoped it would fly the farthest.
Boys like to launch things, and catapults seemed like the perfect way to see how far our turkeys could fly.
– Popsicle Sticks
– Hot Glue
– Plastic Spoons
– Rubber bands
– Bottle Caps
– Masking Tape
– Baggy Clips
With pictures for ideas, they each designed their own catapults, starting with popsicle sticks hot glued or taped together.
The turkeys need a target and the pilgrims are waiting for their Thanksgiving turkey dinners. Pretzels were glued with a thick mortar made from flour and water onto a cardboard box. Hot glue added strength to the fence and turkey pen.
Luckily, the boys are becoming more adept at using hot glue. They wore finger guards, but the back of one little hand needed some bagged ice for a few minutes.
What Thanksgiving crafts are you planning for this holiday?