Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Thanksgiving has already arrived!
I feel like Summer was just here (oh maybe that’s because I live in Florida). Our Fall temperature is in the 90’s until February/March. Oh well, we can still enjoy the Fall season by making our first Thanksgiving craft.
I saw this turkey handprint craft idea awhile ago and thought it would be fun to make with the boys.
My one year old can’t do many crafts, BUT I can trace his hand and footprint to make the craft myself! My 3 year old also participated! You can’t have too many turkeys around the house :)
The supplies for this craft are pretty simple. A pair of scissors, a set of googly eyes, glue stick and fall colored sheets of cardstock. It can’t get any easier than that, right?
Step 1 – Trace Your Child’s Hand
To make the “feathers” of our turkey, we will need trace one of your kid’s hands. Have your child place their hand at the center of any sheet of cardstock and draw a line around their entire hand.
Quick Tip: To get the best outline, you’ll want to “spread” their fingers with your off hand and trace with your dominant hand.
Step 2 – Trace Your Child’s Foot
Let’s make your turkey’s body! This step is a bit easier because the feet don’t have to be traced “exactly.”
First, put the brown cardstock flat on the ground. Then, have your little one step onto the paper and draw your outline.
Step 3 – Make Your Cutouts
Grab your scissors and cut your hand and footprints. Then, you area ready to make your turkey!
Step 4 – Create Your Turkey
Once I made my cutouts, I glued the two brown footprints together to create the body. Then, I turned it over and glued down all the handprint feathers.
My three year old had fun pasting his together (using glue by himself is still pretty new to him). He felt like such a big boy crafter :)
Step 5 – Finishing Touches
Glue on your googly eyes and cut your legs, beak and wattle. Ta’da! A perfect turkey for your holiday season.
What a great Fall craft to do with the boys. I just love crafts where I can use their hand and footprints. This one was perfect for that.
On a side note, I made this craft with the boys before coming up with a website. I always love doing crafts with the kids.