Here’s a fun turkey craft that also allows for lots of fine motor practice– a golf tee turkey! This fine motor activity is perfect for preschoolers and makes a cute centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table.
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Theo (age 4) absolutely loves any activity involving using his hands, so I knew he’d love this fine motor turkey craft! He literally spent almost an hour happily banging golf tees to make his finished turkey!
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This post was originally posted on October 18, 2015 and has since been updated.
Fine Motor Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving
Materials for Fine Motor Turkey Craft
- Half styrofoam sphere (We used a 4.5 inch half ball from Smoothfoam.)
- Brown paint and paintbrush (We used brown acrylic paint.)
- Golf tees
- Small mallet (Here’s a set of 4 in you’re using them in a classroom.)
- Construction paper in various colors
- Scissors and glue
Directions for Fine Motor Turkey Craft
1. Paint your styrofoam with brown paint and let it dry completely.
2. Now the fun part- use your mallet to pound golf tees all over your half sphere to represent turkey feathers. Theo just went to town with this!
3. Once your child is done adding golf tees to the turkey, it’s time to add your turkey head. Cut out two circles from brown construction paper, an orange triangle, a red waddle, and two eyes. (We used googly eyes.)
4. Glue your pieces together.
5. Attach your turkey head to the styrofoam body. You might have to remove a couple golf tees to make room for the head. (We used glue dots to attach the head to the body.)
Display your finished turkey craft!
Be sure to check out our other turkey crafts for kids!
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