Thursday, November 3, 2011

Handprint/Shoeprint Turkey

Now that we’re through with Halloween, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving!

We actually got started on Thanksgiving a little early and made some cute little turkeys this weekend. 

This is Charlotte’s little gobbler.


Isn’t he cute?  He was really easy to make too! 

  - Paint – brown, red, green, yellow, orange
  - Brown construction paper
  - White cardstock
  - Glue
  - Googly eyes
  - Scissors
  - Yellow sticky back foam
  - Red pipe cleaner
  - Pencil
  - Paper plates
  1. Pour your first color of paint onto a paper plate (we used the order listed above), dip your child’s hand into the paint, and press onto white paper to make tail feathers.  Let paint dry.
  2. Repeat with each color once paint is dry.
  3. Trace your child’s shoe onto brown construction paper and cut out.
  4. Glue on top of handprint feathers once all of the paint is dry.
  5. Glue two googly eyes on the face.
  6. Cut beak and feet out of sticky back foam and stick on.
  7. Cut a 3-inch piece off of a red pipe cleaner.  Roll up one end about an inch, and shape the other end around the beak.  Glue to turkey.

There’s your turkey!  And here is Trenton’s…


This post is linked to: It’s Playtime @ Hands On: As We Grow, TGIF Linky Party @ Living Life Intentionally, The Sunday Showcase @ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas, Made by Little Hands Monday @ Delicate Construction, Show & Tell @ ABC & 123, The Mommy Club @ Crystal & Co, Turkey Party @ Sassy Sites


Beth ( said...

That is so cute! I love it! I would love for you to link up to my TGIF LInky Party tomorrow - . And I am your newest follower! Beth

Tiff said...

So cute! I will be doing this sometime this month!=) Stopping by from TGIF Linky Party.

MiaB said...

Cute craft!!! It's the messy ones that are always so fun :) Stopping by from TGIF Linky Party. And I am your newest follower :)


SnoopyGirl said...

Those turkeys are so cute!

Katie said...

I LOVE these kinds of projects! I use this one in my speech therapy sessions frequently, except I trace their hands for the feathers and use their traced foot print for the body! New follower from the TGIF linky party...stop my my blog I'd love to have you!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

nothing beats a hand/foot print turkey! Love the colorful handprints - fabulous!

Would love to invite you over to join my child centered linky party - the Sunday Showcase -

Hope to see you there sharing some of your fabulous ideas!

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

That is too cute! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

Marla said...

I LOVE this idea! We will be trying it this week! Thanks for sharing!

-Marla (