Handprint Turkey

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

Supplies:

  • cardboard (from cereal/food boxes)
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • tape
  • construction paper (brown, yellow, red and orange)
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  • pencil
  • glue
  • google eyes

Instructions:

  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.
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  7. Cut the 'wobble' out of red paper, the 'beak' out of orange paper and the 'feet' (x2) out of orange paper.
  8. Glue feet to the turkey body.
  9. Glue 'wooble' to the back of the beak.
  10. Glue eyes onto the head of the turkey.
  11. Glue beak/wobble just below the eyes.

By Laurel from Port Orchard

November 13, 20070 found this helpful

What a cute idea. Thanks

for sharing!

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November 13, 20070 found this helpful

This looks adorable. I'll send this idea to my grandchildren's parents and hope to see some grand turkeys on Thanksgiving! What a cute idea. Thanks!

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