One of my favorite holidays is coming up, really fast if you’re in Canada like me, Thanksgiving! Last year we sent out some cute mail to our family far away from us. A little “we’re thinking of you even if we’re not with you” mail, a cute turkey handprint craft.
Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint Craft
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How to Make A Turkey Handprint
Depending on the age of your child, it may be easier to have them strapped into their highchair to prevent them running wild in the house with a painted hand.
It’s super simple, perfect for your youngest, and makes a great keepsake. All you need is paint and paper. A paint brush is helpful but not necessary.
Take the hand that is going to be the turkey hand and paint it.
Brown on the palm and thumb – the turkey body and neck/head.
Paint each finger a different color.
Press said hand down onto paper. Little fingers move, let it be what it is, it just makes it unique to each child’s work of art. Older kids will be able to hold their hand still for longer.
Once your turkey has dried grab a couple markers for the finishing touch. Some yellow legs and feet. An eye, we used black. As well red for the wattle. I had to look up what the wattle was called.
We did ours on this little poem. Clicking this link with open up the PDF in a new screen for you to use.
These are what we sent out, Grandparents got one from each of my little turkeys.
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