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Candy Corn Turkey- Classic Handprint Art for Thanksgiving

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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.

Candy Corn Turkey- Classic Handprint Art for Thanksgiving by FSPDT




Candy Corn Turkey- Classic Handprint Art for Thanksgiving by FSPDT

What we used:

white paper, markers (you can use crayons, colored pencils...) googly eyes- we got from Craftprojectideas for free, glue, and candy corn!

Candy Corn Turkey- Classic Handprint Art for Thanksgiving by FSPDT


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.  


Candy Corn Turkey- Classic Handprint Art for Thanksgiving by FSPDT

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.

Candy Corn Turkey- Classic Handprint Art for Thanksgiving by FSPDT

We left it to dry overnight.  The next day we came back to get his art work.  We hung it up on the wall.  Now we can start getting excited about Thanksgiving as it fast approaches.


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.

Candy Corn Turkey- Classic Handprint Art for Thanksgiving


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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5 comments:

  1. So cute! My daughter just learned what candy corn is. She'd get a big kick (and yummy snack I'm sure) out of this!

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  2. Love it Jaime! So cute and fun. Thank you for sharing today! Pinned. :)

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  3. What a cute way to make use of leftover candy corn! I'll be sharing this on The Crafty Crow soon :)

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  4. Love this and my kids had a blast making these

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  5. This is such a great way to get rid of left over candy corns!
    I included it in my round-up! http://www.goedekers.com/blog/thanksgiving-kid-crafts/

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