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A Modern Take On Thanksgiving Hand Print Turkeys
I always loved making those little turkey hand prints when I was a kid and I still remember dipping my hands in the paint and stamping away little turkeys to my heart’s delight. Making these little turkey prints was a quintessential part of Thanksgiving for me, so I thought I’d share it with my baby too. Babies and crafts can be a challenge and there aren’t a lot that will actually work, but this one is more about introducing simple craft supplies to your baby and is super easy and short enough to capture their tiny attention spans! Check out the supplies and instructions and make your own!
Modern Turkey Hand Prints
Remember those little hand print turkeys you made as a kid? Well, if you’re after a more modern looking craft to do with your little one for turkey day look no further than this revamped classic!
Step 1: Gather your supplies
For this project you’ll need brown craft paper (you could also do white or really any color you’d like), simple black and white feathers, black tempera paint and basic washable glue.
Step 2: Paint that little hand
Squirt a little bit of the black paint on Baby’s hand and rub it around until the entire palm of the hand is covered – a paint brush or sponge would definitely make this easier. Full disclosure: painting the hand of a 10 month old is more than a little tricky, so you may want to enlist the help of another adult – I did!
Step 3: Cut your feathers
While you wait for your hand print to dry, cut the fuzzy end off of your feathers. You don’t have to do this, but I think it looks a little more finished without those little fuzzy pieces.
Step 4: Glue your feathers
Apply glue to the center of your feathers and do so sparingly – too much glue will turn you and your baby into a sticky, feathery mess. You can let your baby stick the feathers on wherever they want, but I did these so you would be able to tell what it was, but feel free to let your baby be an active participant in this project!
Step 5: Add in details
I drew on a little beak, gobbler, eyes and feet with a black pen, but you could absolutely let your little one go to town scribbling away.
Step 7: Display!
I think this would be really cute framed, or you can turn it into a card. Ours went up on the fridge. Make sure to add in the date and your child’s age for reference – it can be on the back if you’d like. And there you have it – a simple, fun and modern turkey hand print – perfect for the short attention span of a baby.