Yet another craft that uses handprints (I love 'em!!). You can really make any animal with wings this way, but it's always nice to have a printable template on hand for the rest of the critter.
- paper (for handprints) - brown or orange construction paper works well
- pencil or marker
- printer and paper
- something to color with
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color the template pieces (if using the B&W version).
- Cut out the template pieces (young children may need help with this step).
- Trace the child's hands on another piece of paper and cut out (two handprints) -- brown construction paper works well (or you can color a piece of white paper).
- Glue the turkey together:
- Glue the head (circle) to the body (teardrop shape)
- Glue the face onto the head
- Glue the tuft of feathers to the top of the head.
- Glue the handprint wings on the back of the body
- Glue the tail to the back of the body
- Glue the feet onto the bottom of the body
- Glue the flower on a wing or beside the neck
- Optional: Print a Handprint Poem on the back -- here's a suggestion:
This isn't just a turkey as you can plainly see.
I made it with my hands which are a part of me.
It comes with lots of love especially to say,
I hope you have a very, Happy Thanksgiving Day!
- Check out the other Handprint Poems on the site for more suggestions.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Here are some alternate handprint turkey templates sent in by Jess (they make a nice 'shapes turkey')