Hand-print Turkey Art

Made by hand! Say “Happy Thanksgiving!” with a cute and custom hand-print turkey craft for kids.

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  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Take Note Gel Pens
  • Cardstock
  • Photo of Child

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Experiment with footprints to create other festive feathers.
  • Want more Turkey Day crafts? Find other Thanksgiving craft ideas, including Thanksgiving table decoration inspiration.
  • Keep the good times gobbling with free Thanksgiving colouring pages!


Step 1

Paint hand and stamp onto cardstock.

Step 2

Repeat step 1 with different paint colours, overlapping hand-prints to create feathers. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 3

Sketch and cut out construction paper circle for turkey body. Glue to cardstock.

Step 4

Cut out photo of child’s face. Glue to top of turkey body. Let all glue steps dry 15 minutes.

Step 5

Draw details and write a Thanksgiving message with markers.

Step 6

Add embellishments and illustrations with gel pens.

Step 7

Give homemade Thanksgiving art to friends and family—or hang at home!

  • Occasion:

    • Fall,

    • Thanksgiving

  • Age:

    • Under 4,

    • 4+,

    • 6+

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