Wednesday, November 18, 2009

stART- Corduroy's Thanksgiving

A story + Art = A great stART!!!

For this week's stART project I had Ryleigh (and Friends) do Thanksgiving Hand- prints to go with Corduroy's Thanksgiving. The book is about Corduroy preparing for and then enjoying Thanksgiving with his friends.

First I had them glue "leaves" around the edge of the paper...then we did the classic hand print turkeys... I have seen this project on many blogs over the last couple of weeks....must be the season ;) Anyway.... here is our interpretation of it....


Ryleigh gluing the leaves around the edge of the paper...I put the glue in an egg carton and let them use popsicle sticks to spread it around...worked out pretty well...

My friend Michelle painting Ryleigh's hands...while I took pictures...she got the messier end of the deal for sure. We used brown for the body and head (palm and thumb) and different colors for the feathers (fingers)... After the hands were painted, they were printed...



Braeden and Juliette waiting for their sisters to finish their projects...they are so good...and how cute are Juliette's "ears" ?

The projects drying...(tot school continued)....

The finished project...

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7 comments:

Cassie said...

She did a great job! I tried to do handprint turkeys yesterday with my son and he was not having it!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I like the leaves around the edge, and the turkeys turned out so tidy, considering how they were made. What a fun fall right of passage!

Debbie said...

These are so cute! I just love the intensity on the girl's faces as they are working away on their projects!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very cute - both girls did such a good job. I feel bad for missing Corduroy in our library roundup - we read pretty much every other character book you could possibly think of celebrating Thanksgiving.

Michelle said...

So cute!! Thanks for including me in your pictures it is so nice to be on the other side of the camera! We really enjoyed doing this project together. I also LOVE the picture of Juliette and Braden watching the girls. Thanks for linking up :0)

Pink & Green Mama said...

The leaf borders are a fun new twist on this great classic!! Looks like everyone had a blast : ) Next year when they're a bit bigger you could paint (and print) real leaves as the border then have your hand print turkeys running through them!

Lil' Ms. P said...

I love the hand print turkeys and each of them are so unique because everyone's hand is different. The leaf border was a nice touch.