Thanksgiving Turkey Hand Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Hand Craft

I absolutely love the simple crafts that I can do with the kids to prepare them for the holidays, like this turkey hand craft.

This past week we’ve been working on what we’re thankful for. We’re so thankful for how much we’ve all grown over the past year. My son is thankful that he’s taller and can ride more rides at Disneyland and my daughter must be thankful for the fact that she’s found her voice because she does not want to stop talking!

And I’m thankful for the milestones and memories we’ve made over this past year. In an effort to spruce up our mantel for this month of thanks giving, I’ve returned the turkey hand craft we made last year to remind me of how much my kids have grown this past year.

Here’s how you make it:

Thanksgiving Turkey Hand Craft

What you’ll need:

  • construction paper in Fall colors
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • puffy paint in red, brown and yellow

What you do:

1. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of construction paper.

2. Cut out your child’s handprint.

3. Cut out feathers in multiple colors of construction paper.

4. Grab a neutral color piece of paper (like white or cream) and your glue stick. Glue the feathers down first, then glue the hand down over the feathers creating a turkey.

5. Using the puffy paint, paint on the red waddle and yellow beak for your turkeys.Then use the brown to give your turkey eyes and feet.

6. You can then add a message or the year onto your creation as show above.

Frame your artwork for all to see and save it for years to come!

What are you thankful for this year?


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  1. I love doing little turkey hand crafts with my kids! They’re great to give the grandparents 🙂

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