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We are the type of house that is overflowing with recycled materials! I save all kinds of things: toilet paper rolls containers of all kinds, pouch caps, and more. Kingston has been obsessed with fruit and veggie pouches his entire toddlerhood. The Plum Organics Mighty 4 Essential Nutrition Blend Pouches are some of his favorite. I have been saving each and every pouch cap for quite sometime and we have used them for quite a few projects (Pouch Cap Sheep Printing, Pouch Cap Fireworks), counting activities, and sorting exercises. They are super versatile! In this craft, the pouch caps are the turkey's feathers!
To make this craft, I first printed Kingston's foot with brown ink. Then I squeezed some tacky glue in a semi-circle from one side of the foot to the other side. I instructed Kingston to place the pouch caps in whatever pattern he wanted. This allowed him to work on his fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination placing the caps on the glue.
Note: Make sure you squeeze A LOT of glue. Pouch caps are heavy and require a decent amount!
When he was finished and the pouch cap "feathers" were dry, I added some googly eyes and some facial details and feet using Sharpies. I am so happy with how it turned out. It looks so adorable hanging next to all of our other Thanksgiving crafts!
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