A Fun Fine Motor Craft: Washi Tape Corn

I know that it is often hard to find a fun way to work on fine motor skills with older kids. And these washi tape crafts have been a fun way for us to work on our fine motor without calling it that.

The washi tape corn is fun to do and a great Thanksgiving craft for us. Plus it is simple and easy to do.

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Each year we read many of the Thanksgiving books. In almost all the books it talks about turkeys and corn. We love reading the book Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving. I like to read books that have different sides to the same story. It allows kids to learn more about that time.

What you need for this craft:

If you have older kids, they can trace the oval shape on the paper or have them draw it on.

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How to Make the Washi Tape Corn

Our first time was to pick out the green color of washi tape we were going to use for the corn. Then we all talked about what corn should look like. We put the green tape the long ways on the ovals. We made sure to cover the whole shape.

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Next, we tore off tiny pieces of yellow and orange washi tape to make our corn. It was great fine motor work, and it was fun to see how different the corn looked with the different colors of tape.

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Next, we cut out our different corn pieces. Because it is washi tape, you can see the line that you need to cut.

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Last, we glued our cut out corn pieces on a piece of paper.

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Here is a look at our corn:

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Fun to Make Washi Tape Turkeys

We are always looking for new crafts to do! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it is time to start getting ready!

My girls suggestions something with turkeys and washi tape. It is always fun to see how many things they can suggest that we try.

Today, I have some fun Washi Tape Turkeys!

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I love doing book and crafts together. We read the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!. We love this series of books. It is fun to follow through the book as you read the story.

We made these fun turkeys to be the turkey that the old lady would swallow.

What you need for this craft:

The turkey body and parts were cut out ahead of time to make it easier for the craft.

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How to Make Your Washi Tape Paper Plate Turkey

We picked out where the body of the turkey would go on the plate. We put a black dot there. It gave us a starting point for where the washi tape would go.

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Then it was tons of fun coving the plate in washi tape! We all had our idea of what should and should not happen for your turkeys.

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We used the center point to put one of the starting or ending points and then wrapped the tape around the back of the plate.

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After the plate was covered in washi tape, we glued turkey body to the paper plate.

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Then we made the dots on our eyes and glued the eyes the mouth and feet on our turkey.

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Here is a look at our finished turkeys.

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Hands-on Math With Turkey Ten Frame Cards

Thanksgiving comes once a year and there are so many fun themes.

These work great for one to one correspondence with a fine motor activity. The cards are a fun, hands-on activity and a lot of kids love and need these.

It is a great addition to the Thanksgiving printables on the site.

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Ten Frames are an excellent way to work on counting and math at the same time. They are used a lot at the start of Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade. By using the ten frames, kids have a different way of learning counting.

There are two types of ten frame cards. It allows for different levels of learning. You can use them to start to learn or review their numbers.

You have a number and matching turkeys filled in on the ten frame. It is great for the beginner to use.

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You have a number on the turkey and a blank ten frame. It is good for the older kindergarten and review for first grade.

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Things We Used With These Printables

Here are a few of the hands-on items we have used with these printables.


How We Used These Printables

One way we use the ten frame cards that are fill in is to have my girls cover the items to match the card. You can have them count while they do it. We use clear glass gems or clear counting chips for this. It allows they to still see the number they covered.

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On the blank ten frame, we use the unifix cubes to fill in the correct number.

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One way I have used the blank ten games where I printed the pages as they are and used a dot marker on them.

You can also use either ten frames for basic math. We used the blank or filled in cards. On the blank cards, I have them do two sets of unifix cubes colors to match up to the number.

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What you will find in Turkey Ten Frame Selling Set:

Looking for more ten frame activities? Check out the full set of the Turkey themed ten frame set for Thanksgiving. It has a great collection of number cards, hands-on and no prep printables, and 2 easy reader books with numbers 1 to 20.

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What you will find in these printables:

  • Turkey Themed Ten Frame with blank frame and filled out number cards with numbers 1 to 20
  • Turkey to use in Blank Ten Frame Cards
  • Turkey Themed Ten Frame Cards with filled out number and Ten Frames with numbers 1 to 20
  • Turkey Ten Frame Cards – Blank Number and filled out Ten Frame with numbers 1 to 20
  • Turkey Ten Frame with Blank Number and Ten Frame
  • Numbers Cards 1 to 20 to Use on Ten Frame Number Matching
  • Turkey Number Cards 1 to 20 to use with worksheets
  • 10 Ten Frame Worksheet to use with Turkey Numbers 1 to 10 numbers and a page for teen numbers 11 through 20.
  • No Prep 10 Frame Worksheets 1- 10 and 11 -20 – Fill in the Ten Frame
  • No Prep 10 Frame Worksheets 1- 10 and 11 -20 – Fill in the Number
  • Turkey Themed Ten Frame Easy Reader Book for numbers 1 to 10 (Single Print & Teacher Print)
  • Turkey Themed Ten Frame Easy Reader Book for numbers 11 to 20 (Single Print & Teacher Print)
  • Price: $4

What you will find in free ten frame printables:

  • Numbers 1 to 10
  • Ten Frame without picture
  • Ten Frame with turkeys images
  • 10 turkeys to use with ten frames
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