Inside: Make this adorable turkey handprint craft at home or in the classroom to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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.
Today, we’re sharing our new favorite turkey handprint activity.
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
- Colored cardstock or paper (in orange, blue, red, green, golden yellow, brown, light brown, black and white)
- .5″ and 1″ circle punch (optional; you can also cut the circles with scissors)
- Standard hole punch
- Glue stick (I like this type of glue when using cardstock)
- Turkey template (download at bottom of post)
- Download and print the turkey template out on white cardstock. Cut each piece out.
- Trace your child’s hand onto orange, blue, red and green cardstock and cut them all out.
- Trace the body on the dark brown cardstock and cut out.
- Trace the beak and feet on the golden yellow cardstock and cut each one out.
- Trace the snood on the red cardstock and cut out.
- Use the 1″ punch to punch out two white circles. Use the .5″ punch to punch out two black circles. Use the standard punch to punch out two white circles.
- Assemble the eyes by gluing the standard white circle onto the black circles, then glue that onto the 1″ white circle. Glue the eyes onto the brown body.
- Glue the light brown belly onto the turkey’s body.
- Glue the snood below the eyes, then glue the beak on top of the snood.
- Take the feet and glue them to the back of the turkey’s body.
- Fan out the handprints and glue them to the back of the turkey’s body.
Now just sit back and admire the adorable turkey handprint characters your kids made!
This craft is perfect for elementary aged children who are able to trace, use scissors and glue sticks without supervision.
If you have younger kids, you can still use this handprint craft. To adapt it, simply cut out all the pieces ahead of time so your child can glue it all together with your help.
Don’t forget to grab your free turkey template by entering your email in the form below.
Also, if you make one of these, I’d love for you to share it with me on my Facebook page’s wall here.
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