Kids’ Thanksgiving Craft: (Simple) Handprint Turkeys | Great for cards or placemats

I love crafts that use little handprints!  Here’s two ways to make a simple turkey out of tiny hands!

You will need brown craft paint or brown construction paper.

The easiest way to do it is to draw off the shape of your child’s hand onto brown construction paper.  Glue it to another sheet of paper and draw feet, eye, mouth and don’t forget his “gobbler”.  :)

I love to do it with brown paint!  (My tip for painting hand prints is don’t let them smush their hand in the paint and press it on the paper – you’ll get a blobby mess.  Spread the pain on with a paint brush thinly, then press it on the paper.)  Once the paint dries, add feet, an eye and a mouth.

I made Thanksgiving cards with Bug’s handprint turkeys one year.  You can also do them on paper and add the poem below and then laminate them to make placemats for the Thanksgiving table!

Here’s the poem:

This isn’t just a turkey
As anyone can see
I made it with my hand
Which is part of me

It comes with lots of love
Especially to say
I hope you have a very happy
Thanksgiving Day!

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