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Picture this: the front door is blocked with snow, the kids are running around in their pajamas displaying their excitement for a snow day, and immediately plop down in front of the TV.

Or maybe you’ve spent your Saturday morning in 95-degree weather, watching herds of uncoordinated 6-year-olds following a soccer ball around a field. The second you bring the kids home, you find a trail of Gatorade bottles and kicked off soccer cleats, socks, and shin guards leading towards the PlayStation. You want to turn the TV off, but you dread the “are you kidding me?” looks that you know you’re going to receive the minute you step within a foot of the remote. Luckily, creative minds all over the world have come up with a few alternatives that are sure to keep the kids happy and excited to have artwork to display around the house.

This craft blog aims to give you step-by-step tutorials on how to keep the kids entertained and the creativity flowing. And who knows? Maybe the kid inside you will find some joy in these crafts as well.

If you have a great craft idea that you'd like to share with other parents, feel free to EMAIL US! We would love to share your ideas!

Glove Turkey and Snack
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Glove Turkey and Snack

Part Craft, Part Snack!


November 13, 2013 | 11:19 AM

Check out this two in one project. First part craft, second part snack! Who ever said don't play with your food? This craft will have you encouraging your kids to do just that. The Colorful Glove Turkey is an easy after school craft that has snack time built right in!

What you will need
  • Latex glove
  • Froot Loops
  • Cheerios
  • Construction paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • glue and scissors

    Directions

    1. Start by separating the Froot Loops, this can be a great way to work on counting and colors for younger kids.

    2. Fill each finger with a different color of Froot Loop, and then fill the palm with Cheerios and tie the bottom of the glove.

    3. Cut out a few facial features for your turkey and glue onto the bag. You can either make your own eyes from constructions paper, or use googly eyes.

    For more ideas on what you can add to your Glove Turkey check out momitforward.com


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