Cute and fun turkey with handprint cutouts for tail feathers. A perfect Thanksgiving or Fall card/gift for birth family either in a foster or adopt situation.
Time Required: 30 Minutes - Plus Time for the Glue to Dry
- Have your child place a shoe on brown construction paper. Trace around his or her shoe and cut out the shape.
- On three different colors of construction paper trace your child's hand and cut out. Consider fall colors for this part of the project - orange, green, yellow, red would look great as turkey feathers.
- Cut out a small orange triangle for a beak and rectangles for feet and legs. Have the child cut slits on the bottom short edge of the rectangles for the turkey's toes.
- Cut out small circles for eyes in your child's choice of color.
- Out of red construction paper cut out the turkey's wattle(You know that red thing that dangles off the beak.). Any blob-type shape will work. My daughter's turkey looks cute the way it is.
- Now glue the guy together. Have the child attach the handprints to the back of the brown shoe print (heel up) so that the fingers stick up like feathers.
- Glue on the eyes and add black pupils with a crayon.
- Glue the orange triangle on upside down for the beak. Glue on the wattle underneath and to one side of the beak.
- Glue on the orange rectangles as legs and feet with the clipped toes at the bottom.
- Find a spot to date the turkey and add the child's name and age.
What You Need
- Brown construction paper
- Orange construction paper
- Two other colors of construction paper - green, yellow, or red would be good
- Pen or pencil