For stART (a story + art project, hosted at A Mommy's Adventures) this week, we read the story, A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman. It is the story of a turkey's desire to avoid being part of the Thanksgiving feast, despite the fact that he is the plumpest turkey in town. It culminates with an art competition, for which Pete, the turkey, is the model - which seemed appropriate for a stART story.
We made our own versions of Pete, on cookie canvases. I know, I know, another "cookies as art" project! But when I saw the instructions for these little gobblers on the Pillsbury site, I just couldn't help myself.
I made up a batch of plane sugar cookies, and a batch of chocolate frosting, which I put into a Ziploc bag with a corner cut out, for piping. Then I gave them to the older children, with a bag of candy corn (I would have made my own, but now that we're past Halloween, the stores are practically giving the stuff away), and a bag of chocolate chips, and let them have some fun creating a couple of turkeys each.
For the younger children, I applied the frosting, and they put on the candies.
They were a lot of fun to make, and looked quite cute on the plate. Normally, after reading stories like A Plump and Perky Turkey, we don't want to eat turkey, but these guys were a just too plump and perky to resist.
It's great to be a homeschooler.