I have seen many hand print turkey crafts, but this one is especially neat because it gets the whole family involved, and what could be more appropriate for Thanksgiving? You could even begin a holiday tradition of doing this each year to record the kids' growth!
- red construction paper
- orange construction paper
- yellow construction paper
- brown construction paper
- wiggly eyes
- Trace hands of each family member onto construction paper and cut them out, including Mom and Dad, if you wish. Save the scraps. (I traced the largest hand print--mine--on yellow, Mia's on orange, and Logan's on red. You can do them in any order you wish.)
- Cut a pear shape out of brown construction paper for the head and body (If you prefer, cut out a circle for the body and a smaller circle/oval for the head.)
- Using your scraps, cut out a yellow or orange triangle for the beak and a red kidney bean shape for the wattle.
- Lay your largest paper hand print on a flat surface and then glue the next smaller one on top of it. Continuing gluing until all of the hand prints are layered to form the turkey's tail feathers.
- Glue the brown body onto the smallest hand print.
- Decorate the turkey's face by gluing on the beak, wattle, and two wiggly eyes. Allow to dry completely.