Simple Turkey Craft For Toddlers
With Thanksgiving just around the corner I had to throw out just one more turkey craft at ya! This simple turkey craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers. Not only will your littles have fun creating this super cute turkey, but it also makes a great little gift for Grandma’s fridge! For this craft you will only need a few supplies. This is part of my 52 crafts for the year subscription! So if you love this craft and want to do other simple crafts sign up here!
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Cup of water
Paper ( I used white, but you can use any color)
Brown & Orange Construction Paper
Googly Eyes (or just draw them on)
If you aren’t sure you can cut out the body and feet freestyle here is a pattern
BIG TIP: When painting the hands of a young child, or anytime paint is around, I keep a container of wipes near by. It is great for in between colors and for overall clean up! So no need to constant handwashing, or the fear of paint on the walls.
- Layout the paper. Get your paints, paint brush and cup of water (and baby wipes) ready.
- Have your child select one paint color. Paint your child’s hand and press down open wide on the paper. Then wipe off hand. Repeat with different colors as your child chooses. We made 8 handprints because Emory’s hands are small.
- While the handprint is drying. Read a little story about turkeys OR look up the turkey trot song on YouTube to dance with. You can also click here.
- Also, go ahead and use this time to cut out your body and feet. For the legs I cut 2 strips of orange construction paper the along the long side of the paper and then accordion folded them.
- When the handprints are dry, cut them out.
- Next glue the handprints upside down to the back of the turkey.
- Glue on the beak, legs, feet, and eyes.
- Give your turkey creation a hug like Emory did!
Now you have a memorable handprinted turkey for Thanksgiving. He looks so cute up on the fridge! Plus, turkey Tom was simple to create! If you enjoyed this fun project I urge you to sign up for more crafts this year! Make it a year to grow with your little one and find that special time to craft together! Subscribe here
Also, after you make your Turkey Tom go ahead and post it on Instagram! Tag me @rliany10 and use #todayslittlemoments