Friday, November 18, 2011

Painted Hand Turkey

These turkeys are great for little hands and make a great keepsake or Thanksgiving card.

For this turkey, you'll need:
Brown, Red, Yellow, Orange, and Green Paint
White and Green (or any color) Construction Paper
5 paintbrushes
Googly Eyes

1.  Working with one child at a time, paint their hand and thumb with brown paint.  Then paint each finger a different color.
This picture was taken AFTER the imprint, so make sure you use more paint.

2.  Carefully, press their hand onto the white paper to make the turkey.

3.  Glue a googly eye onto the thumb and use the orange marker to draw in a beak and feet.  With a red marker, draw in the gobbler.

4.  Mount the white paper on to another sheet of construction paper.  You can also turn these into cards or hang them with Fall ribbon to make an adorable keepsake.

We made these in conjunction with our reading of Arthur's Thanksgiving by Marc Brown where no one wants to play the turkey in the school's Thanksgiving play.

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  1. Oh I totally remember doing this when I was a little kid! I am going to do this with my kids today! Thanks for sharing this fun craft.
    Could you share it with my readers as well?

  2. Thanks so much for the follow! Stopping by to follow back. I love those hand painted turkeys that kids make!! So cute!!

    Katie @ Glamorous Without the Guilt

  3. This is a waaaaaay cute turkey! I love how you used the different fingers as different colors! Thanks for linkinkg up to TGIF! Have a GREAT thanksgiving & I will see you next week,
    Beth =-)