Crafting with Kids: Turkey Handprint Craft

November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving is this week! Can you believe it? Time to eat good things like cranberry salad, dressing, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and TURKEY!

There are so many turkey crafts to make to decorate for Thanksgiving! We especially like turkey handprint crafts. All you need is paper and a pencil, and maybe some crayons and wiggly eyes. We glued together the turkey below by tracing two handprints on two different colors of paper and cutting them out. The turkey's body is made out of two circles (a large and a small) and its beak is cut from orange paper scrapes. We added sticker eyes and a red paper gobbler (a heart shape works well). You could give your turkey more feathers by making a few more handprints and gluing them on the back, too. Or use crayons to draw feather definition onto the turkey's tail.

DLTK has a super simple handprint turkey with poem for you to try. Or here's a family handprint turkey to make as a great keepsake, especially when your kids are young. If you're more ambitious and don't mind getting a little messy, you could try a using paint and paper to make truly authentic handprint and footprint turkeys. Or here is another design, put onto a plain T-shirt, so you can wear turkeys and Thanksgiving all year long!

We hope you have a Happy Thanksgivng!

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