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    Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint-Footprint Craft

    Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint-Footprint Craft

    My toddler daughter and I love making handprint and footprint crafts together. She always gets super excited when I tell her that we are making a craft. I love doing a fun activity with her that gives me a little piece of her locked in time. For Thanksgiving this year, she and I made a Thanksgiving turkey handprint-footprint craft.

    Materials

    • Brown, red, orange, yellow, white, and black nontoxic paint
    • Blank paper
    • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
    • Cotton ball
    • Paintbrush

    Instructions

    1. Pour a small amount of brown paint onto the cardboard.
    2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of paint on the bottom of your child’s foot.
    3. Press the footprint onto the center near the bottom of the sheet of paper.
    4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
    5. Use a paintbrush to paint the turkey’s legs descending from the heel of the footprint.
    6. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
    7. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s palm.
    8. Press the handprint on the left side of the brown footprint with the palm of the handprint touching the side of the footprint.
    9. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thing layer of red paint on your child’s thumb.
    11. Press the thumbprint in the center of the brown footprint to form the turkey’s wattle.
    12. Wash the paint off your child’s thumb.
    13. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
    14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s palm.
    15. Press the handprint above the brown footprint with the palm of the handprint touching the toes of the footprint.
    16. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    17. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
    18. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s palm.
    19. Press the handprint on the right side of the brown footprint with the palm of the handprint touching the side of the footprint.
    20. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    21. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
    22. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s finger.
    23. Press two white fingerprints above the red thumbprint to form the turkey’s eyes.
    24. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
    25. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
    26. Use a paintbrush to paint two black pupils in the center of the white fingerprints.

    With each holiday of the year, my toddler daughter and I enjoy making footprint and handprint crafts together. For Thanksgiving this year, she and I made an adorable Thanksgiving handprint-footprint Turkey craft.

    Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown, White, and Black Acrylic Paint Brown Footprint

    Red Handprint and Red Thumbprint on Brown Footprint Adding an Orange Handprint

    Adding a Yellow Handprint Adding Two White Fingerprints

    Painting Black Dots on the White Fingerprints Painting the Turkey Legs

    Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint-Footprint Craft

    Happy Thanksgiving! For more fun turkey crafts, try my T Is for Turkey Handprint Craft, Turkey Sibling Footprint Craft, Paper Handprint Turkey Craft, 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

    Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown, White, and Black Acrylic Paint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Brown Footprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Red Handprint and Red Thumbprint on Brown Footprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Adding an Orange Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Adding a Yellow Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Adding Two White Fingerprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Painting Black Dots on the White Fingerprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Painting the Turkey Legs © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson

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