Johnny brought home this cute tissue paper Thanksgiving turkey craft from preschool this week. He actually made five different turkey crafts, and this was my favorite. I love the googley eye; I think it’s the perfect touch. As expected, my little minimalist kept the actual decorations very simple, but a different child could make quite a colorful turkey! If we have time, I’ll try a mosaic version with the kids using small squares of construction paper.
This Thankful Pie was another of Johnny’s preschool crafts. It even had cinnamon sprinkled over the glitter glue, so that it was scented! You were supposed to write on the back what you were thankful for. Johnny apparently said he was thankful for pie!
Lily made butter at our library craft time this week, in honor of Thanksgiving! She was very excited to shake the cream – for about thirty seconds, and then for brief interludes between watching me do the bulk of the work. Lesson learned from this activity: fill the container no more than 1/3 of the way full, and your butter will emerge much more quickly! I’ve also heard that marbles help, but we didn’t have one on hand to try.
I find it pretty magical to see the creamy-colored cream separate into yellow butter and white milk. It’s a fast transformation – one minute you’re shaking whipped cream, and then suddenly your shaking a ball of butter in milk! It brought back memories of the many times my mom gave me the task of whipping the cream and I started the stand mixer, got distracted, and came back to butter!
Lily thought it was pretty cool that she could drink the milk. We enjoyed eating Lily’s butter, and it’s an activity I plan to repeat with all three kids.