Okay, so, I saw a similar, adorable idea for a new way to make a hand print turkey with the kids on Pinterest and decided that I had to do it. My original plan was to do it with both Noah and Sara, my 3 year old and 1 year old. Yeah, I has the crazy.
While I was happily crafting with Noah, Sara was destroying the house. Emptying book shelves, screaming, crying, all in all, just being a butt. It was around the time I got a face pat from a tiny hand covered in paint that I realized the insanity of the situation and came to my senses. We finished Noah’s turkey, but Sara? Yeah, maybe next year. The novelty has officially worn off.
Here are the pictures of our craft. I think it turned out super adorable, regardless of the mess.
We started with a plain piece of paper and four different colors of paint. Technically, I only had red, green and yellow, so that orange is custom made using my amazing kindergarten acquired color mixing skillz. Impressive, I know.
The Noah smiles get weirder, just wait.
Basically, you paint the kiddos hand and plop it on the paper.
You are going for a fan shape, the hand prints are going to be the turkey feathers.
Yes, that’s the face he makes when we tell him to smile. Well, it’s the most normal of the faces he makes when we ask him to smile.
After the hand prints are all in place, wait for them to dry before adding the embellishments. I used scrap book paper and a paper bag for the body and head and I actually cut the feet, beak, and gobbler out of the ads we used for our drop sheets. I’m a handy girl, what can I say? We had the googly eyes on hand, but I think you could cut them out too.
How cute, right? I added his name and the year, and I *hope* to tackle this again next year. It’s not hard at all, it’s quick, but it is messy and near impossible to do by yourself with more than one little bit running around. Just sayin’.