Hand print turkeys are a fun craft to make with your children. Whether you use paper, paint, or ink, your turkeys will make perfect Thanksgiving decorations. This is a guide about making hand print turkeys.
These hand print turkeys are a great craft to make with your children. Made with tracings of your kids' hands and feet, they can be a keepsake to hold on to.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
construction paper (tan, orange, yellow, red)
Trace around both of your child's feet on tan construction paper.
Trace around your child's hand on the yellow, red, and orange construction paper. You need 2 in each color.
Cut out all of your tracings.
Overlap your feet tracings at the heel and glue together to create the turkey's body. If you don't erase your pencil lines, ensure that they are on the back of both tracings.
Turn the "body" over so that your pencils lines are up. Begin arranging your hand tracings along the edge of his body to form his tail. Again, make sure the pencil lines are facing you so that they don't show on the front.
Glue the feathers in place on the back of the body. Then turn him over.
On a scrap of orange paper, draw two simple feet. You can draw one on a folded piece of paper to ensure that the feet look the same once they are cut out.
Cut out the feet and glue them to the bottom of his body.
On a scrap of yellow paper, draw a triangle for his beak. Cut out.
On a scrap of red paper, draw a thin, long oval, for his wobble.
Easy to make paper turkey that is perfect for decorating your home or to give as a gift. It uses tracings of your child's hands and feet creating a great keepsake that can be kept well beyond this holiday season!
Approximate Time: 1 hour
cardboard (from cereal/food boxes)
construction paper (brown, yellow, red and orange)
1. Trace your child's hands and feet on to the cardboard. Smooth out the lines where you traced the toes so that it is no longer bumpy. Cut them out.
2. Using the cardboard patterns, trace each hand once onto the red, orange, and yellow construction papers. Trace each foot once onto the brown construction paper. Cut them out.
3. Take the construction paper feet, overlap the heels ('big toes' pointed outward) and glue together. This creates the body of the turkey.
4. Take all of the construction paper hands, alternating colors, and fan them out. Staple together where they overlap. This creates the feathers.
5. Glue hands onto the BACK of the turkey body. Reinforce with tape.
6. Cut the 'wobble' out of red paper, the 'beak' out of orange paper and the 'feet' (x2) out of orange paper.