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Many times I feel like we celebrate Halloween, blink, and then it’s Christmas. I feel like we blow right past Thanksgiving if we are not intentional and make it a point to focus on the holiday. We make sure to get in plenty of fun Thanksgiving activities like this Handprint Turkey Craft before we move onto Christmas. Your kids are sure to have fun with it too!
*Pair with our Thanksgiving Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Handprint Turkey Craft
I love how this turkey craft turns out! I’m a huge sucker for adorable handprint crafts. Kids grow so quickly, and as a parent, I always treasure art and crafts made with their handprints.
To get started on your handprint turkey craft, first gather all your supplies:
- Clothespins (2 per turkey)
- Googly eyes (2 per turkey)
- Paper (construction paper or cardstock)
You need brown paper for the turkey’s body, red paper for the gobbler/wattle, orange paper for the beak, and a variety of colors for the feathers.
Making the Turkey
To get started, trace your child’s or student’s hands on different colored paper for the turkey’s feathers.
We made four handprint feathers for our turkey craft.
Next, cut a round circle from brown paper. We used a circle craft punch.
This will be the turkey’s body. Cut a beak from the orange paper and gobbler/wattle from the red paper.
We then glued the handprint feathers to the back of the brown circle, and glued the beak and gobbler/wattle to the front.
Finally, we glued on two googly eyes above the beak.
The turkey was almost complete!
To finish it off, we attached two clothespins to the bottom of the brown circle for the turkey’s legs. Squeezing the clothespins is a great fine motor activity.
This handprint turkey craft is so fun and so simple to make. It is the perfect keepsake and something that you are sure to keep for years to come!
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