Soda Bottle Turkey {Fine Motor Friday}

Welcome to Fine Motor Friday! We (Lalymom, Craftulate, School Time Snippets, Little Bins for Little Hands, and myself) have gotten together and will be posting fun activities that promote the development of fine motor skills every Friday. So after reading this post you will want to go check out what fun they have posted about!

We have also invited a couple more of our bloggy friends to join us! So please welcome Emma from P is for Preschoolerand Rachel from RacheousMake sure you check out the fine motor fun they have going on  too!

Soda Bottle Turkey | Stir the Wonder #kbn #thanksgiving #finemotorskills #finemotorfridays

When this idea first stuck me I was thinking on a much smaller scale! And I will probably do that too, but when I remembered that I had some large colorful feathers I thought it would be fun to make a big fine motor turkey! And boy did we have fun with this turkey!

To make this big turkey, I used an empty, rinsed and dried two liter soda bottle. I squirted some brown paint inside and swirled it around until it completely covered the inside. Once the paint was dry or mostly dry (it took a couple of days) I added a face. For the face I used two yellow googly eyes given to me for free from, an orange tear drop shaped foam sticker, and a piece of a red pipe cleaner folded in half (also a gift from  Then poked holes in the back with a screwdriver. I would have used an awl, but I couldn’t find it. I also pre-poked the feathers to make sure it wouldn’t be too difficult for Caden.

Turkey Collage

Caden was very eager to do this activity and jumped right in as soon as I brought it out! He knew just what to do! And had a great time sticking the feathers in the soda bottle turkey!

turkey2 Collage

He concentrated very hard, didn’t get frustrated or upset, and focused his attention well. I am one proud mama!

So proud 1

Caden is also very proud of himself and posed for a picture to show Daddy his turkey.




Happy Fine Motor Friday!

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Go check out these great fine motor ideas from:

Cut-Punch-Paste Grocery Store Play by Lalymom

 Color Sorting with Water Beads by Craftulate

 Bottle Cap Soup by School Time Snippets

 Fine Motor Skills Multi Activity Tray by Little Bins for Little Hands

Easy Bird Toy by P is for Preschooler

 Montessori Fine Motor Activities| Low to No Cost by Racheous



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15 thoughts on “Soda Bottle Turkey {Fine Motor Friday}”

  1. Heeheehee! I love his face in the last picture, soooo cute! What a fun fine motor activity, perfect for thanksgiving! The bright feathers would be such a great material to use, colorful and a neat texture! So fun, what a cool idea!

  2. I saw the picture and immediately wondered how you painted it. Putting the paint inside – genius! This makes such a fun decoration!

  3. Lauren says:

    This is so cute! I love it! Thank you for sharing at our Pinning for Play link party!

  4. Janis Cox says:

    Beautiful! And so excited. I would love you to link to Creative Saturdays on my blog. I am trying to build a community where we share kids art and crafts.
    Janis Author of Tadeo Turtle

  5. Jill says:

    Oh my, your bottle turkey is so cute! I like this is a very innovative variation to the Thanksgiving turkey craft. Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop.

  6. Beth says:

    This is such a CUTE Turkey craftivity =) I pinned it and added it to my Turkey Round up here (

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I hope to see you linked up again alter today.
    Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =)

  7. Such a cute idea! You have some adorable crafts, just started following you!
    Sheena @

  8. Ashley Moore says:

    That’s a pretty cute turkey! We made one from a milk jug a couple years ago! We may have to make some little ones like this next year!

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