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Paper Handprint Turkey Craft

Paper Handprint Turkey Craft

My daughter and I have been busy the past few weeks making crafts for Thanksgiving. I especially love making handprint crafts, which help me lock a small piece of my kids in time. Recently my daughter and I made some simple paper handprint turkeys. My daughter also insisted that she include some handprints from her brother in her artwork.



  1. Trace your child’s hand on a sheet of blank paper.
  2. Use the tracing to cut handprints from the red, orange, yellow, and brown construction paper.
  3. Cut a figure 8 shape from another sheet of brown paper.
  4. Glue the handprints to the top back of the figure 8 to create turkey feathers.
  5. Cut a small triangle from the yellow paper and a wiggly shape from the red paper.
  6. Glue two wiggle eyes to the top center of the figure 8.
  7. Glue the yellow triangle under the wiggle eyes with the point pointing down.
  8. Glue the red wiggly shape to the side of the yellow triangle.

Paper Handprint Turkey Craft

For more fun turkey crafts, try my Paper Plate Turkey Craft, Pinecone and Pipe Cleaner Turkey Craft, Pinecone and Construction Paper Turkey Craft, Heart Turkey Craft, and Turkey Handprint Craft.

Image Credits

Paper Handprint Turkey Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Paper Handprint Turkey Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson


  1. Lola

    August 18, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I remember making handprint turkeys as a kid!

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