More Turkey Handprints

For our first American Thanksgiving, we made these handprint turkeys. E’s love for handprint crafts was still going strong the next year as well, so we changed it up a little and did “portrait” turkey handprints.

 

Crafts for kids: Make more turkey handprints quickly and simply with your kids to decorate for Thanksgiving! Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

(E was 4 years old.)

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To make turkey handprints, you’ll need:

 

Like last time, we used a mix of tempera paint and liquid watercolors, but you can absolutely use whatever washable paint you have on hand.

E prepared the paint and glue by squeezing them into applesauce cups. {This year, she had the hand strength to handle the glue herself.}

 

Crafts for kids: Make more turkey handprints quickly and simply with your kids to decorate for Thanksgiving! Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

 

I cut a few beaks and waddles from construction paper, and E didn’t want to waste time looking for googly eyes, so she decided to use foam beads for eyes.

I painted the palm of her hand brown, four fingers in four colors of her choice, and left her thumb unpainted.

 

Crafts for kids: Make more turkey handprints quickly and simply with your kids to decorate for Thanksgiving! Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

 

After she’d made her handprint, she washed her hands and insisted that it was now my turn to have my hand painted and make a handprint.

 

Crafts for kids: Make more turkey handprints quickly and simply with your kids to decorate for Thanksgiving! Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

 

After just a few minutes, the paint had dried, and she was able to start decorating both our handprints, starting with her own. {The first thing she did was glue a waddle up above her turkey handprint 😉 }

 

Crafts for kids: Make more turkey handprints quickly and simply with your kids to decorate for Thanksgiving! Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

 

For my handprint, she decided she needed a bigger beak, so she had me show her how to cut one out of construction paper, then cut it herself.

 

Crafts for kids: Make more turkey handprints quickly and simply with your kids to decorate for Thanksgiving! Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

 

I think the foam bead eyes make the turkeys particularly funky looking 🙂

 

Crafts for kids: Make more turkey handprints quickly and simply with your kids to decorate for Thanksgiving! Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

 

E wanted to make two more handprints of her own and let me decorate them – I preferred using googly eyes.

 

Crafts for kids: Make more turkey handprints quickly and simply with your kids to decorate for Thanksgiving! Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners!

 

How do you like our turkey handprints variation? Have you done a similar craft? Leave a comment!

Looking for more simple Thanksgiving activities? Here are a few I’ve picked out for you!

Simple Thanksgiving Sensory Bin

Thanksgiving Cutting Practice Puzzles

 

 

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