Getting ready for Thanksgiving is a perfect time for pulling out a busy bag! Sure, there are some parts of preparing the meal that the kids help with – but there are lots of other parts where you need some time to get something done!
Making the Turkey Busy Bag
- piece of cardboard (I used the side of a cereal box)
- something sharp to make a small hole (I used the tip of a screw)
- 2 small pieces of yarn for feet
Of course, because this is a busy bag for busy mamas, it has to be simple to make. I grabbed a box from the recycling, and cut out a (rough, I know!) turkey shape. Then I taped two small pieces of yarn onto the turkey.
To add the feathers, I made small holes using the tip of a screw, just because that’s what I happened to have handy. Anything that will punch a small hole in the cardboard would work. I didn’t want to make the holes too big or the feathers would just fall out.
Then I gave the turkey and the feathers to my boys. At first, because the holes were small, it was a little tough for my 5 year old to add the feathers. Once the 5 year old got the feathers in, though, it widened the holes enough that the decorating went more smoothly.
Looking for other busy bag ideas?
- Christmas Tree Addition Busy Bag from Kidding Around Greenville
- Felt Christmas Tree Busy Bag from Coffee Cups & Crayons
- Check out our Pinterest Board.
- Watch this space for more ideas from our Busy Bag of the Month group!