Each year we make handprint turkeys. This year I wanted to do something a little different and I chose to make our turkeys on painted paper plates with multi-colored fringed, felt frames. One of our most favorite turkey books is Setting the Turkeys Free—this book is all about handprint turkeys and Joe and Jack both love it—so do I!
The kids had fun making their turkeys. Especially Jack, he can’t get enough of painting or having his hands painted, and fingerpainting. He smiles so big when he gets to paint with his hands and he was very excited to make his turkey.
Here are all three of the kids’ finished handprint turkey crafts. They turned out great! I guess I should have tried Jesse’s too, but he was napping. I’ll definitely do something with his handprint or footprint for Christmas though.
For this craft we used paper plates painted with yellow acrylic paint, felt cut into small rectangles, Elmer’s glue, googly eyes and markers. After the turkey has been painted in the middle of the plate add an eye, beak and legs. Next, glue felt rectangles around the outside of the plate to make a frame.
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