Looking for paper Thanksgiving crafts for kids? The handprint turkey was one of those easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids. One of our moms decided to try this with her 4-year-old and baby, as it’s a “my first Thanksgiving” craft indeed! Here is how to make baby’s 1st Thanksgiving craft and our own staff’s experience with it:
"My kids and I had a blast creating this amazing turkey using their handprints." - My Organic Company Staff member
First make sure you have all of the necessary supplies:
- Cardstock or Construction Paper (we used cardstock): White, Green, Red, Orange, Yellow
- Glue Stick
- Black ink pen
- Ribbon spool or another circular object.
- Small craft paint bottle or another small circular object
Step one: Create a template using cardstock. I used white cardstock for the template.
Step two: Trace the kid’s hands. I traced the right hands of both of my kids.
Step three: Create the turkey head and body. I used a ribbon spool, but you can use anything that is a circle, for the body. I used a bottle of craft paint for the head shape.
Step four: Create the beak and legs. I free handed the beak and legs, you can make them look however you would like. I just did a triangle for the beak, and created a template out of white cardstock for the legs.
Step five: Color and use templates to create hand print feathers and feet: I colored the body and head of the turkey brown. I used the template I created for the handprints to create the different color hand print feathers.
I had also used a template I created for the feet to cut out four feet from yellow cardstock. The beak I just cut out a triangle shape from orange card stock.
Step six: Glue everything together: I used a glue stick to glue everything together. I then used a pen to create the eyes and wings.
Once everything is together, you will have a beautiful turkey and great memories created with your children!