Easy and Fun Turkey Hand Print Craft

Turkey hand print craft

I love easy seasonal crafts that are fun for the kids to make and can be displayed around the house. We made this cute handprint turkey craft with my youngest at our local Strong Start. I loved the idea so much I had to share it here so you can also get your child into the Thanksgiving spirit!

The iconic Thanksgiving turkey makes a classic piece of holiday art decoration and it is super easy to make!

What You Will Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Brown, yellow, green, red and any other seasonal colours of washable hand paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Black marker
  • Googly eye stickers

turkey hand print craft

How To Do It:

  1. Paint the thumb and palm of your little one’s hand brown, for the turkey’s head and body.
  2. Paint the other four fingers with the remainder colours, for the feathers.
  3. Get your little one to stamp his hand onto the piece of construction paper. Press down on their hand gently and wait a few seconds. Remove their hand carefully.
  4. Ask your child to draw the legs with the marker.
  5. Add the googly eyes.
  6. Allow to dry.

Super fun and easy!

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16 responses to “Easy and Fun Turkey Hand Print Craft”

  1. mrdisco — October 7, 2015 @ 2:18 pm (#)

    that’s a fun project for a rainy day

  2. Stephanie — October 7, 2015 @ 6:41 pm (#)

    Best idea ever, from the best Strong Start facilitator ever! She stamped their hands a couple of times on the same paper and when the kids move their fingers around a bit, it changed up the turkeys. Those are the COOLEST googly eye stickers!

  3. Kristina — October 8, 2015 @ 8:33 am (#)

    Cute! Im going to do this today with my kids.

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen — October 8, 2015 @ 7:17 pm (#)

    I should think that kids love making these turkeys, it’s fun, they’re proud of their masterpiece and they get their hands dirty too, an added bonus 🙂

  5. kathy downey — October 9, 2015 @ 4:04 pm (#)

    I love these and with try them with the granddkids when they come tomorrow

  6. kathy downey — October 10, 2015 @ 3:41 pm (#)

    we made these today it was loads of fun and also loads of mess,but we had a blast

  7. Laurie P — October 11, 2015 @ 7:23 am (#)

    Gotta love handprint crafts!

  8. Melinda L. — October 16, 2015 @ 9:28 am (#)

    that is very cute and creative for the kids to try

  9. Elva Roberts — October 16, 2015 @ 1:51 pm (#)

    I really like this ‘fun turkey hand print’ craft. It’s super easy and the kids will love it. After all, you are putting paint on their hands and they are allowed to put their hand prints on paper. Then they get to draw in the legs and You could help them glue on the googly eyes. Then tape on the frig with their name on it so all may admire the artwork.

  10. kathy downey — November 21, 2015 @ 10:06 am (#)

    These were loads of fun to do,we had \Turkey taped everywhere

  11. Carol Oddy — May 13, 2017 @ 10:27 am (#)

    This is a really fast & easy craft for the small children to make.

  12. Elva Roberts — July 25, 2017 @ 2:22 pm (#)

    This will be a wonderful craft to do with any of our great grandchildren this fall and then display the results for Thanksgiving. It seems easy to make-the most important part is that little hand! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Debbie White Beattie — February 5, 2018 @ 2:20 am (#)

    Well I have to tell the truth and say that these turkeys are ugly and cute at the same time. Great craft project !

  14. Wanda Tracey — November 19, 2018 @ 7:06 pm (#)

    This little project is so easy and cute. I love doing these little hand print pictures with my three year old grandson. We are keeping a book of them as a keepsake. Thank you for sharing this one with us.

  15. Wanda Tracey — May 29, 2019 @ 10:51 pm (#)

    I think these fingers paintings are the cutest! My little grandson and I just did this one for fun. It is my favorite piece of art in my home. Thanks for the idea.

  16. Micheline — November 26, 2019 @ 3:24 pm (#)

    These are really cute and great for Thanksgiving.

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