Happy Thanksgiving: Gobble Gobble

Warning: this post contains information on making turkey art.

Normally, I am opposed to making “craft” art for holidays.  Yes, this past week, I broke down and made turkey art with my K-2 students.  I needed an art twist so we emphasized the concept of texture.  It took us three days to make cute texture turkeys.  I see my students everyday.

25 minutes sessions

  • Day 1: Body and feathers
  • Day 2: Tinfoil feathers and beans
  • Day 3: Head and then glue to body

Last week we worked on Texture Turkeys. These are not your typical turkey art. These turkeys were full of texture. They were also created by each student drawing everything from the feathers to the “gobbler.”


We used:

  • Textured Wallpaper
  • Tinfoil
  • Beans
  • Construction paper
  • Buttons
  • Textured wired
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
Before using all of the materials, I had them learn about texture they can feel.  I had them touch their hair, and say, “texture.”  I had them touch their shirt, pants, bottom of their shoe, and then the carpet while saying, “texture.”  Everyday before creating the new part of the turkey we reviewed what texture was.  I asked, “could somebody please tell me what is texture?”  By the end, there were a lot of hands in the hair.  One little kindergarten student was repeating texture as she was feeling the turkey legs.


This is what one kindergarten student on Artsonia said about the process of making the art, “Jack’s favorite part is the gobbler!You have paper, and draw on it, and cut it out, then you make more papers, and draw and cut it out, then the next day we glued eyes on and made the gobbler and beak. That’s it.”

Please enjoy the little clip show and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Mrs. Berry


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