It’s almost Thanksgiving and you have a couple of tiny hands so naturally that means-Turkey Hands! This craft has been around for decades but I think it’s time for a bit of a facelift. Here are 5 ways to up your Turkey Hand Game this season!
- Add Feathers/Leaves- Colorful feathers or Autumn leaves are the simplest way to add a little flare to your Turkey Hands! After drawing and cutting out your Turkey Hands, glue the feathers to the back. The leaves are a little heavier so I suggest attaching them to a piece of paper first then attaching your Turkey Hand on top. The kids love playing with the feathers and foraging for the leaves, and you have a colorful Turkey Hand!
- Create a Colorful Window Cling- Using just clear contact paper and construction paper, you can create a beautiful Turkey Hand Window Cling! First trace your child’s hand then cut about a half inch from that outline. Then cut the hand outline out. This will give you a border for your window cling. Cut a piece of the clear contact paper about the same size as your child’s hand. Next add tissue paper, feathers or anything colorful to the contact paper. Once the area is completely covered, place another piece of the contact paper on top. This will create the window effect. Then using your child’s hand border, cut your contact paper piece to fit. Don’t forget to add a beak, wattle and other Turkey features! Tape/glue it all together and hang in a window with lots of sun! I love this craft so much because it adds so much color to our windows and the kids love it!
- Turkey Hand Garland-My kids LOVE playing with paint. If I make a plan to paint with them, I know they are going to want to do it for awhile! This is the perfect craft for that! Pull out all the different paint colors and let them paint their whole hands. Once you have enough handprints, decorate them into turkeys and cut them out. You can attach them to ribbon/string or add them to your Thanksgiving garland. This is the perfect way to personalize your Thanksgiving decor!
- Turkey Hand Puppet-Okay this one doesn’t exactly use your kids’ hands in the traditional way but their hands are still needed! Using paper lunch bags and construction paper, cut out colorful feathers, a wattle and beak and decorate the lunch bag. Glue it all together and you have a puppet that will entertain your children for hours! Okay maybe not hours but at least until the next snack time.
I hope you try these 5 fun ways to up your Turkey Hand game. I love using the side clips on my 1Thrive organizer to display seasonal crafts each month!
If you are looking for a craft that is less feathers and paint, check out our Turkey Centerpiece printable here! Just print, color and cut to a fun Thanksgiving centerpiece!