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A Colorful & Cute Turkey Handprint Craft For Kids

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Now that Halloween is over, it’s all about Thanksgiving!

We love this time of year because the weather is finally cool, there’s more time with family and of course, the food is amazing.

You know we love handprint art and crafts for kids so we couldn’t resist creating this latest project! 

Today, we’re sharing our new favorite turkey handprint craft for kids

Read on below or watch the video to see how to make one of these adorable guys with your kiddos.

Turkey Handprint Craft

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If you’ve never made any handprint art and crafts with your kids, you’re really in for a treat.

It’s such a great way to get your kids’ creativity flowing and work on things like fine motor skills without them having a clue they’re doing it!

Plus, they’ll be so proud when they’ve each made their own little turkey memento.

Turkey Handprint Art Supplies

Directions

Download and print the turkey template. Cut each piece out.Hands holding handprint turkey craft template

Glue the light brown turkey belly onto the turkey’s body. Hands gluing belly onto handprint turkey craft

Glue the turkey beak to the middle of the turkey’s head. Hands gluing beak onto handprint turkey craft

Secure the snood (the red piece) to the top, side of the turkey’s beak with glue. Hands gluing snood onto handprint turkey craft

Glue the paper eyeballs or googly eyes to the turkey’s head, above the beak. Hands gluing eyes onto handprint turkey craft

Glue the yellow feet onto each side of the bottom of the turkey’s body. Hands gluing feet onto handprint turkey craft

Trace your child’s hand onto the colored card stock of your choice (these will be the turkey’s feathers) and cut them all out.Adult hand tracing child hand on yellow paper

Fan out the colored handprints out, then glue the completed turkey onto the handprints. Hands gluing handprint feathers onto handprint turkey craft

That’s it!

Isn’t this the cutest handprint turkey craft ever?!

handprint turkey craft
turkey craft

Now just sit back and admire the adorable turkey handprint characters your kids made!

Turkey Template Notes

With the majority of our crafts, we offer two different templates in the download.

The first page is for use at home with 1-2 children. All the pieces are on one page and are to be printed on white card stock. After it’s printed, you’ll cut out the template, trace it onto the colored paper you need, then cut out a second time.

The upside to using this template is that you’ll save your colored paper so you can use it for future projects. The downside is you have to cut out twice and trace one time.

thanksgiving handprint craft

The second part of the template is for multiple children in a classroom, daycare or library setting. Instead of all the pieces being on one page, they’re separated based on the colored paper they’re to be printed on.

When you use this template, the kids (or adults) will only need to cut out the pieces once!

handprint turkey craft

Adapting For Younger Kids

This craft is perfect for elementary aged children who are able to trace, use scissors and glue sticks without much adult assistance.

If you have younger kids or students, you can still use this handprint craft.

One suggestion we recommend is to have all the turkey pieces pre cut and ready to assemble.

This way, the kids won’t all need help cutting out the pieces at the same time. Instead, they’ll be able to jump right in and begin gluing the turkey body together.

Be sure to keep in mind that young children will still need adult help to trace their hands and cut out each of the handprints.

We also suggest googly eyes over the paper eyes if you have them, because they really give this craft depth and dimension. Plus, kids just love them!

handprint turkey craft
Handprint turkey craft

Don’t forget to grab your free turkey template by entering your email in the form below.

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Handprint Turkey Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make this handprint turkey craft for Thanksgiving with your kids or students!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or paper (in orange, blue, red, green, golden yellow, brown, light brown, black and white)
  • Glue stick (I like this type of glue when using cardstock)
  • Turkey template (form located at the bottom of the post)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • .5" and 1" circle punch (optional; you can also cut the circles with scissors)

Instructions

    1. Download and print the turkey template. Cut each piece out.
    2. Glue the light brown turkey belly onto the turkey's body.
    3. Glue the turkey beak to the middle of the turkey's head.
    4. Secure the snood (the red piece) to the top, side of the turkey's beak with glue.
    5. Glue the paper eyeballs or googly eyes to the turkey's head, above the beak.
    6. Glue the yellow feet onto each side of the bottom of the turkey's body.
    7. Trace your child's hand onto the colored card stock of your choice (these will be the turkey's feathers) and cut them all out.
    8. Fan out the colored handprints out, then glue the completed turkey onto the handprints.

Turkey Craft Template

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