This Thanksgiving turkey craft has stood the test of time. I made it with my son in 2008 and just unpacked it 5 years later and it still looks great! If you are working with a toddler like my son was when we made it do the cutting for them but they can help glue and layer the handprints. If you are going to make this into a magnet like I did make sure to use magnetic tape or a magnetic sheet because little magnets and little kids don’t mix.
Handprint Turkey Craft
- Gather your materials. You will need 5 sheets ( some can be scraps) of foam, brown, light brown, red, orange and yellow. Googly eyes, glue , scissors and a marker.
- First, trace your child’s hand on one piece of foam.
- Stack two more sheets under it and cut out.
- Next, cut out a long 8 shape in yellow foam and one in orange that is slightly smaller. I don’t have a picture because I did it in red then decided orange would be better.
- Cut out a small triangle for the beak and a small teardrop in red for the gobble (what is that thing really called ?).
- Then, cut two small rectangles for legs.
- Glue the two brown handprints one on top of the other so the fingers ( feathers ) are staggered.
- Add the red one.
- Next, add the yellow body.
- Finally, add the orange on top.
- Glue the beak, gobble, and eyes on.
- Add the legs and then let dry. If you want, you can add a magnet to the back of your turkey craft.