This adorable handprint turkey is one of our all-time favorite Thanksgiving crafts. The turkey is made by using your
child's footprint as the turkey's body and your child's handprints as it's feathers. This is a great, easy craft for children
of all ages, and even very young children enjoy seeing their "hands" on a gobbling turkey! We always make a turkey for
each member of the family and hang them on the door as a great Thanksgiving decoration. They also make a great gift
for the grandparents. Enjoy!
What you'll need:
How to make your Handprint Turkey Craft
- Brown, Red, Yellow, and Orange Construction Paper
- 2 Googly Eyes
- Trace your child's foot onto brown construction paper and cut it out.
- Trace your child's hand onto the red, orange, and yellow construction paper and cut out multiple handprints.
TIP: Trace your child's hand on the three different colors and then stack multiple sheets to make the time go faster.
- Cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper for a beak.
- Cut a small peanut shape out of red construction paper for a waddle (we think that's the right term!).
- Cut two feet out of orange construction paper.
- Turn the footprint so that the heel is now the turkey's head. Glue your handprint feathers to the back of the body.
- Glue on the googly eyes, beak, waddle and feet.