Kids Thanksgiving Craft

This kids Thanksgiving craft is really using your hands...literally!!

Your parents may call you a turkey, well now with this thanksgiving kids crafts you can use your turkey hands to create a turkey to put on the wall!

Turkey is a very important part of Thanksgiving and has been since the time of the Mayflower and the pilgrims. There is no arguing that is it very tasty and a highlight of Thanksgiving dinner.

This turkey can be used as a decoration of its own, or added to a piece of paper or banner. To make sure it is safe when it is packed away every year, you can always laminate it too.

Kids Thanksgiving Craft: Handprint Turkey

Now, let's get those hands to work and make some very cute Thanksgiving decorations with this turkey craft.

Craft Supplies:

  • Construction Paper
  • Marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Step #1:

Using a piece of brown paper, cut out a peanut shape. Make one half of your peanut shape a little fatter than the other. This will be your turkey's body.

Step #2:

Out of the same brown paper, cut out two equally shaped wings.

Glue one on each side of your turkey's body. Slightly bend each one outward so your turkeys' wings stick out a little bit.

Step #3:

Cut two eyes out of white paper, using your black marker to draw in the pupils. Make bigger eyes to give your turkey a more cartoon look.

Using orange paper, cut out a triangle for its beak. Finally, using red construction paper cut out a wattle.

Note: A wattle is the piece of red skin that hangs around the turkeys' beak.

Once these are all cut out, glue them in place.

Step #4:

Using the same orange paper as you did for your beak, cut out two equally sized feet. Glue them in place.

Step #5:

Trace your hands 8 times. Use red, orange, yellow construction paper - creating two hands from each color.

Cut out these eight hand prints. Lay out the prints with the thumbs facing upward, three on each side (one of each color). Glue these together.

Step #6

Glue your turkey body in the middle of your hand prints.

Now you can have a yummy cooked turkey on the table and a cute live turkey on the wall!

Add some extra to these Thanksgiving kids crafts by adding large googly eyes, and make the beak 3D!

Kids Thanksgiving Craft

More Easy Crafts Like This One:

Learn how to make some Thanksgiving themed napkin rings with our easy thanksgiving craft idea.

Make a unique centerpiece for the table with this paper bag turkey.

We have also come up with a few coloring pages. You can print these and let the kids color while Thanksgiving supper is cooking.

These coloring pages are hand drawn for you and completely FREE. Just click and print. 

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Enjoy this kids Thanksgiving craft and many more! We are always thinking up new and interesting crafts for every holiday.

Happy Crafting!

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