Create this adorable pipe cleaner colour matching turkey craft for your toddler this Thanksgiving and let them practice their fine motor skills as well as visual discrimination skills! Its a fun way to create a turkey this fall!
How to Make A Pipe Cleaner Colour Match Turkey
- Take a square piece of cardboard and draw or cut and glue a turkey body to it using brown construction paper for the body, orange construction paper for the beak, red construction paper for the snood and googley eyes.
- Cut paper or plastic straws in different colours to about 2 inches. You want to make sure that you have pipe cleaners in the similar colour as the straws.
- Take your glue gun and glue the straws all around the turkey body like they are feathers.
- Grab your pipe cleaners (in matching colours to the straws that you glue down). Fold them in half once and then again and cut into four pieces. If you are using the puffy pipe cleaners cut them to that the puffy part are end the end.
How to Play Pipe Cleaner Colour Match Turkey
Place the pipe cleaners into a bowls and invite your toddler or preschooler to match the pipe cleaner to the straws and then insert them into the straws to create a colour turkey!
This is a great fine motor, sorting and colour recogontion activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
Extend the Activity
Dont toss your turkey creation you can invite your child to insert different items into the straws, such as q-tips cut in half and coloured with a dot marker or feathers or lacing with string!
This activity is good for toddlers, pre-k, kindergarten aged children 3 years old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.
Mess Level for Pipe Cleaner Colour Match Turkey
The mess level for this activity is low.
Difficulty to Create
Visual discrimination, language development, number recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Supplies Pipe Cleaner Colour Match Turkey
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- Brown, red, orange construction paper
- Googley eyes
- Colourful straws
- Puffy pipe cleaners
- Glue gun
Books, TV Show & Play Kits!
Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
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Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids
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Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids
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TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.
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