Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Sometimes it’s not the easiest (getting handprints of all three boys), but I made it work!! I just love all the handprint crafts I’ve done with the boys. It’s one of my favorite craft projects to do with the boys.
I decided to use canvas for this craft project, but you can use cardstock as well. I got a pack of googly eyes at the Dollar Tree and some white acrylic paint for my canvas. And, of course all the colors for my turkey!!
Step 1 – Paint Your Canvas
I painted 2 costs of the white acrylic paint on my canvas. I think the acrylic paint works better on the canvas for backgrounds than the tempera paint (especially if you’re painting it white).
Step 2 – Paint Their Hand
I put my paint colors in an egg carton (I save every one of them). Then, I painted the middle of the boys hands brown and each of their finger tips a separate color.
Quick tip: Use egg cartons when painting with multiple colors. It keeps them from running into each other.
Step 3 – Stamp Their Handprint
I gently pressed each of my boys hands on the canvas and gently lifted their hands up (making sure not to smear the paint).
I was struggling with my one year old and getting his handprint. My little bear kept wanting to make a fist. You can see a couple spots where the brown started mixing with the other colors.
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
Once all my little turkeys were dry, I added my googly eyes and painted on the legs, beaks and wattle. My little turkeys were adorable!!
What a fun Thanksgiving craft to do with the boys. We all had a lot of fun making it together. I can’t wait to add it to my art wall in the kids playroom!