I used to make handprint turkeys with my mom as a kid. A classic craft that never gets old for me. I love that now that I have children I can make this same craft with them. It is becoming a family tradition to make handprint turkeys to get us in the spirit for Thanksgiving each year. With Halloween almost over it was time to start getting a few crafts completed to hang on the art wall to add to our holiday decorations. This year we tried a few new ways to decorate our handprints. Candy corn just seemed perfect to use for one of our Turkey Handprints.
What we used:
white paper, markers (you can use crayons, colored pencils...) googly eyes- we got from Craftprojectideas for free, glue, and candy corn!
What we did:
I traced my sons hand with a brown marker. I colored the bottom in of the handprint. The kids can do this but I choose to do it so the whole turkey did not end up colored. I counted out enough candy corn for the craft and placed them in a small bowl. I got out glue and googly eyes too. I sat it all on the table.
I sat down with him and told him he could glue the eye and candy on the handprint to create a turkey. We have been going over the letter T is for turkey this week. So we talked about the letter T a little. Then we counted all the candy corn. We did a trial run of how many candy corn would fit in each finger outline before we glued them. We noticed that 3 candy corn fit in each one. Then he glued down the candy corn.
I look forward to many more years of making handprint turkeys with my kids. It is always fun to see how much they have grown year to year.
If you want a few more ideas for turkey handprints check back to see what the other 2 boys did when we made theirs.
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