Button the Feathers on the Turkey
Meet Gobble, my felt turkey friend. He’s been around a while and has had his eyeballs glued on several times. Nonetheless, he makes practicing buttoning way more fun for my little friends. Sewing buttons is my highest level sewing skill. If I can make this, so can you!
- Draw and cut out your circle and feathers. I traced a plastic container for the circle and made one feather that I liked and used that as a template for the rest.
- Sew your buttons onto the circle. Make small slits in the feathers. This part can be a little tricky because you want to make sure it’s big enough, but not so big that it’s not a challenge.
- Cut out the feet and beak or whatever details your heart desires.
- Hot glue those pieces along with the google eyes and your turkey is now ready to wobble!
Ways to Play-
Put the turkey on one side of the room and the feathers on the other. Have them use a scooter board or do an animal walk to retrieve the requested color, then return to the turkey to button it on.
You could incorporate handwriting by having them write the color of the feather or a sentence that includes the color of the feather.
If they aren’t ready for buttoning, you could use it as a color match game- just be sure you have matching feathers to buttons.