As a parent of two young boys, I am always looking for fun crafts to do at home. As a working mother, I look for crafts that pack in the most amount of fun without requiring a great deal of time or supplies. (I am also not the craftiest person around so the easier the better!) I especially love making projects involving handprints because not only are they adorable, they also make great keepsakes and gifts for grandparents.
This fall, I found two cute and fun Turkey Handprint Crafts that are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. The finished products also make wonderful decorations for your Thanksgiving celebration. Both turkey handprint crafts are easy to make and require few supplies. Trust me, if I am able to make these, so will you!
Turkey Handprint & Footprint Craft
What you need to make a Turkey Handprint Craft
- Several pieces of white paper
- A pencil/pen
- Safety scissors
- Paint in various colors
- Paint brushes
- Construction paper (any color)
How to make a Turkey Handprint Craft
- Trace your child’s hand and foot on white paper.
- Cut out the foot and have them paint it brown.
- While they are painting the foot, cut out 4-6 handprints out of white paper.
- Have your child paint each hand in different colors. Let them use their imaginations.
- Once dry, glue the foot onto a piece of construction paper.
- Glue the hands around the foot so it looks like feathers.
- Make eyes and beak out of paper and glue them on the footprint.
For this turkey handprint craft, the handprints can also be made from varied colored construction paper instead of painting them.
Toilet Paper Roll Handprint Turkey
What you need to make a toilet paper roll Turkey Handprint Craft
- Toilet paper roll
- Varied colored pieces of construction paper
- Safety scissors
- A pencil or pen
- Brown paint
- White paper
- Black marker
How to make a toilet paper roll Turkey Handprint Craft
- Have your child paint the toilet paper roll brown.
- Trace your child’s hand on construction paper.
- Cut out 4-6 handprints in various colors.
- Once the toilet paper roll is dry, glue the handprints onto the roll so they look like feathers.
- Cut out two round white circles for eyes and make dots with a black marker.
- Glue on the eyes and beak (triangle cut out of construction paper).
- Display on your Thanksgiving table or mantle!
Making Turkey Handprint crafts with your children not only enhances creativity, it also improves fine motor skills, hand-eye-coordination and language skills (i.e. following directions and naming colors). It is a wonderful way to boost developmental skills while having fun! My 4 year old had so much fun making both of these crafts, and he was so proud of his finished projects. It was also a wonderful bonding experience!