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Re: Turkey and Eagle costumes for 2nd grade

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Nnaell_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Oct 28 2003 - 03:59:59 PST


hahahaha.....very cute! I do love costumes and have finally come to the
point where I find it amusing (most of the time) that I get asked to do
everything! I was asked to have the kids make "decorations" for a PTA fundraiser
halloween party...had to pass on that one and I have to make "indian" vests and
pilgrim girl hats hahaha...however the kids decorate them in their classrooms
with the third grade teachers, they do not do the "project" in art class.

I am posting this to the list just in case this may be of use to someone
else! The HOLIDAYS are here!

For the wings or a big male turkey tail, you could cut out a shape from
poster board (colored would be best) and have the kids cut construction paper
feathers (of the appropriate color) to finish. You could have lots of pictures for
reference.

The way to attach wings is to put 4 holes (like a square) put thick yarn or
cord (a long length) threaded through the holes. You can either loop this over
the childs arms (think of when you put your shirt on your arms but not over
your head and it is in the back not the front..does that make sense?) or you
can criss cross the tie over the chest and tie it in the back.

I would have the kids wear the appropriate colors rather than making a whole
costume. Turkeys can wear brown shirts and pants (or red, yellow or orange
pants) and eagles can wear black or brown shirts with black, brown or yellow
pants

You could have the eagles make a "bib" or collar covered with white feathers
and some kind of paper "cap" (small round) covered with feathers that would
fit on top of the head, secure with safety pins. Turkeys could turn the "cap"
into a comb....unless they are "girl" turkeys! hahahahha

Good Luck....

<singing>
...'tis the season for silly projects lalalalalala lalalala

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