Friday, November 19, 2010

Paint Chip Turkeys

I wanted to make some turkeys out of paint chips like I saw here because simple + cute = love it.

The small children got involved.

So things took a different route.

The paint chips were difficult for the kids to slice through on their own, so CB decided to switch to scissors.

She cut a bunch of strips while BBD moved back to his trains, "You're making turkeys?! I'm making train tracks!"

She also cut out rectangles for the waddles and triangles for the beaks.

She was very deliberate in picking out the feather combos for each turkey. {She is into patterns so those are featured on a couple.}

A lot of thought went into who gets which turkey. My favorite color is purple so I got all purple feathers. When she went to choose a turkey for her brother, she realized we didn't have any pink feathers {GASP} so that was remedied. We added a pink feather to this particular turkey because it is "pretty funky and he should really like that".

She then penned the names so that these can be our place cards for the Thanksgiving table.

The girl went on to create her own process art as well.

"This picture is going to be the best picture I ever made!"

Indisputable proof that crafting is cool:

{linking up with all the cool people found on my linky page}



staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

so so cute!!
Glad I could inspire you all :)

Moe said...

This is so cute! I have a load of paint chips this would be such an adorable little project to use them up!

I'd love it if you'd link this or any other holiday projects to my first link party Hooray for the Holidays! on Cross My Hooks

I am popping by from the girl creative!

Alison said...

Wow! This is so perfect for Thanksgiving and a great kids' craft!! Love all those colorful feathers! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to our Thanksgiving feast!