This Handprint Turkey Craft is the perfect option for young kids to stay busy this Thanksgiving! Great idea for toddlers and preschoolers to try.
Halloween is done; the candy has been eaten and the costume put away. If you think it’s too early to put up a tree, and are feeling in some sort of limbo, don’t worry! Thanksgiving is on its way, and we have lots to do!
Thanksgiving this year is on the 23rd of November, and you’ve got guests to invite, turkeys to prep and lots of other last-minute Thanksgiving things to do. In the middle of all that, you’ve got to keep the kids busy and entertained too!
If you’re wondering how to occupy the kids this time of the year, we’ve got you!
Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids:
- Read about the story of Thanksgiving, about pilgrims and the natives
- Create a Thankful Jar to count our blessings
- Play a game of Thanksgiving Bingo
- Color in some Thanksgiving coloring sheets
- Play a Thanksgiving-themed I Spy game
- Keep busy with a Thanksgiving activity pack
- Make pumpkin crafts and turkey crafts
And we’re here to help you with that last one – with a cute handprint turkey craft! This one is really easy and is a great pick for young kids, especially toddlers and preschoolers!
Adorable Handprint Turkey Craft for Kids
- Craft paper in different colors
- Sharpies or colored markers
- Craft glue
How to make the Handprint Turkey Craft:
1. Download and print the handprint turkey craft template. The template contains parts of the turkey, like the body, tail, head, beak and eye.
2. Since this is a handprint turkey craft, the first thing you need are obviously handprints! You can use your child’s hand’s outline by placing it on colored paper and drawing a line around it. You’ll need 2-3 different sizes, or you could go with the handprints from the printable template. Trace the parts of the template on colored craft paper and cut them out.
3. Now that you have three different sizes of handprints, take the largest one first. Now stick the next smaller size inside the big one, aligning their bottoms.
4. Stick the smallest handprint on top of the assembled handprints, again aligning the bottoms of all three. The tail of your handprint turkey craft is ready.
5. Now apply glue at the base of the topmost handprint, and attach the turkey’s body on it.
6. Next, stick the turkey’s head part on the left end of the body, slanting it slightly forward.
7. Nearly done! Stick the beak and eye on the head of the handprint turkey craft – it’s looking cute now!
8. Draw an outline inside the turkey’s head and body with a brown marker, and that’s it – you’re done!
We love how easy this handprint turkey craft is, especially when you use the template. We know it can be quite hard to get young kids to sit still enough to get outlines of their hands, which is why we’ve provided handprints in the template itself. It’s also a fun bonding exercise for siblings of different ages to do together, and maybe gift Grandma or Grandpa!
You can stick these handprint turkeys on plain cards to turn them into Thanksgiving cards. You can also stick them on top of gifts after wrapping them in plain paper. If you think so, I’m sure you can come up with some more fun ideas on using these cute turkeys!
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