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Whoop! It’s fall! My favorite time of year! The Hand-print Turkey Craft for Kids is perfect for November and fall. They are simple and fun to make. The girls and I made an entire family of turkeys using everyone’s hands. We even made a wittle, bitty baby turkey using JJ’s hand. It’s so cute and silly looking because he wouldn’t open his fingers. Oh well! It’s adorable anyway! 🙂
Thanksgiving is almost here! I’m so excited, are you? Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and this hand-print turkey craft is a fun way to make some decorations for the house. The girls and I hung our turkey family up on the french doors with a little bit of double-sided tape.
Hand-print Turkey Craft for Kids
- Construction paper – brown (1), orange (1), yellow (1), red (1), green (1)
- Hole punch
- Pip cleaner – yellow or orange
- Yarn – red
- Googly eye
- On a sheet of brown construction paper trace a hand.
- Cut out the hand.
- Trace the four fingers of the hand cut out on the orange, yellow, red, and green construction papers.
- Cut out the fingers from each piece of paper.
- On the back of the brown hand, smear glue on the four fingers.
- Layer the orange, yellow, red, and green fingers around the brown fingers to create a full tail of feathers adding more glue as needed.
- Allow to dry.
- Glue a googly eye to the thumb of the hand.
- Punch a hole in the bottom of the turkey.
- Cut a piece of pipe cleaner about 3 inches long (longer if the hand-print is big).
- Fold the pipe cleaner in half and thread through the hole until the halfway point (where it was folded).
- Twist the pipe cleaner a couple of times to secure.
- Cut a piece of yarn about 2 inches long.
- Fold the yarn in half and glue one half on the front and back of the turkey’s head.
- Allow to dry completely.
- Once dry use a piece of double-sided tape to hang the turkey on the window or wall.
The girls love making the Hand-print Turkey Craft. This was the first time that we made them but I’m sure it will become a yearly family activity.
What does your family do to celebrate Thanksgiving? What’s your family’s favorite activity?
Have a great day!
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