Family Handprint Turkey

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro


There are so many cute versions of the handprint turkey, all of them worthy of being saved for posterity. This handprint turkey uses not only the kids’, but mom’s (and dad’s if you like) handprints as well!

What You Need

construction paper in red, yellow, orange and brown

2 medium wiggle eyes

white craft or school glue 

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What you do

Have mom (and dad) place their hand on a piece of red construction paper. Trace around their hand and cut out.


If doing this as a class project, send home a note to parents to trace their hand on white paper and send back to school with their child. When the papers are returned, lay a piece of red construction paper under the white paper and use a pen or pencil to trace the hand, the indents from the pen will show where to cut on the red paper. Alternatively, you can send home a sheet of red construction paper with each child. Trace the hands of each child in the family onto different colors of construction paper. Cut out. Starting with the largest hands, layer smallest on top of largest, glue together. Cut out a plump circle for the body and an oval for the head from brown construction paper. Glue on top of the smallest hand. Cut out a small red heart for the gobbler and orange triangle for the beak, glue in place. Glue on wiggle eyes. Print out the phrases below using Notepad, Word, Wordpad or similar word processing program, changing the name of the children and year if needed:

To Mommy & Daddy with Love from TJ & Dominic on Thanksgiving 2006 We will never be this size again keep this picture to remember when

Cut out poems, glue first one to the top of the green construction paper and the second one to the bottom, or just use the bottom poem if you like.

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