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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!

This handprint turkey craft is such an adorable Thanksgiving project for kids! Easy to make and a fun keepsake to take home too!

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.

Preparation

To get started on your handprint turkey craft, first gather all your supplies:

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.

Grab some clothespins, googly eyes, and construction paper to make this fun handprint craft.

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.

To get started, trace your child or student's hands on different colored paper for the turkey's feathers.

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.

Cut a round circle from brown paper for the turkey 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.

We then glued the handprint feathers to the back of the brown circle, and glued the beak and gobbler/wattle to the front.

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.

To finish it off, we attached two clothespins to the bottom of the brown circle for the turkey's legs.

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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