Hand and Footprint Turkeys:
This is one of my favourite Thankgiving crafts to do with kids. Most little ones are delighted by the experience of having their hands and feet traced, and by making it each year, you have a record of how they have grown. Imagine the sweetness of seeing this craft made with your one year old's hand and footprints, and then being able to compare it with the size of the turkey made by that same child six or seven years later.
brown, beige, red, orange, and yellow construction paper
Trace your child's foot (in a shoe works best) onto two sheets of brown construction paper. Cut out.
Trace your little one's hand onto red, yellow, orange, and beige construction paper. You should have two red handprints, two beige handprints, two orange handprints, and one yellow handprint. Cut out.
Use scraps of orange and red construction paper to cut out feet, a beak, and a wattle.
Arrange the brown footprints so that they are slightly overlapping, wide ends pointing down. Glue together. This forms the turkey's body.
Turn the body over. Arrange and glue the red, orange, and yellow handprints onto the back of the turkey to create the feathers. Glue on feet.
Turn turkey over again. Glue beige handprints onto front of turkey. Glue on eyes, beak, and wattle.
Enjoy your turkey!