Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without a hand print turkey! In effort to do something different this year besides paint and paper, I came up with these Hand Print Turkey Keepsakes. Burlap is so fun to use with kids crafts! I had all of these materials on hand: burlap, cardboard, paint, dyed noodles, paint, raffia and construction paper. These are the two that are finished – 6 more to go – but I prepped the others for the older kids to thread their own noodles on after nap time. Handprint turkeys are a true Thanksgiving tradition and sure to be treasured for many years. Those cute little fingers painted into feathers..adorable!
Hand Print Turkey Keepsakes
- Print painted turkey onto burlap.
- Kids each paint a piece of cardboard for backing.
- Glue turkey on painted cardboard.
- Punch holes in top.
- Wrap pipecleaner through hole on one side.
- Thread on dyed pasta.
- Wrap and secure other end of pipecleaner.
- Add raffia.
- Print “Happy Thanksgiving” with child’s name and year on construction paper.
- Cut with decorative scissors and glue on.
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- Thanksgiving Manners Game
- Turkey Headbands & Noodle Necklaces
- Thanksgiving Placemat
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- Turkey Dinner Printable