Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hand Print and Foot Print Turkey

I got the idea for this craft from this website. The original directions say to use two foot prints to make the turkey's body. We used one and I think it looks fine, but you could use two for a really plump turkey.
Turkey by Mia, age 3 1/2

  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • red construction paper
  • orange construction paper
  • yellow construction paper
  • brown construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • orange or yellow pipe cleaner (optional)

  1. Have child stand on brown construction paper and using a pencil, trace around his foot (or feet, if desired). Cut out foot print/s. (Older kids can do this themselves, but I did this for Mia.)
  2. Trace both hands on red, orange, and yellow construction paper. Cut out hand prints. Save scraps.
  3. Fan out hand prints as desired and glue to the back of the brown foot print, forming the tail.
  4. Glue two googly eyes onto the top of the foot print.
  5. Cut out a triangle from a scrap of orange or yellow and glue below the eyes to make the beak.
  6. Cut out a kidney bean shape from a scrap of red paper and glue down to make the wattle.
  7. If desired, you can cut scraps of yellow or orange paper to form feet. You could also cut a pipe cleaner in half, bend it to make toes leaving some straight section of pipe cleaner for the legs, and tape the straight parts to the back of the paper.

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