Handprint and Footprint Turkey: An adorable Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

Make the CUTEST Handprint and Footprint TURKEY CRAFT with your kids this Thanksgiving following our EASY directions that you can PRINT at home. This post…

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Make the CUTEST Handprint and Footprint TURKEY CRAFT with your kids this Thanksgiving following our EASY directions that you can PRINT at home.

This post is sponsored by Huggies® because “Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes™”. As always, all opinions are my own.

I love making handprint and footprint crafts with my kids because they always melt my heart, so to decorate for Thanksgiving we made two of the cutest turkeys I have ever seen! This craft is adorable to hang up in your house or for the kids to give to people in their life they are thankful for (like mom and dad and grandma and grandpa). With this craft, you need several handprints and a footprint so if you aren’t ready to clean up those adorable little hands and feet you could end up with a mess (and you don’t want that when the family is headed over for Thanksgiving dinner)–don’t worry because as long as you are prepared this craft is super easy to make and clean up (keep reading to find out how).

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Adorable Handprint and Footprint Turkey Thanksgiving Kids: Easy to make for kids to decorate for Thanksgiving or give to people in their life they are thankful for (like mom and dad, grandma and grandpa). (November, kids craft, Preschool, Kindergarten, Thanksgiving Craft)

Little Dragon has been out of diapers for a while now (yay!) I just gave away our last pack, but our Huggies® Wipes are still used every day on my kid’s hands, feet, faces, and whatever else managed to get messy. I keep the adorable Clutch and Clean Packs in my purse, car, and in our craft supplies. My kid’s know exactly where to go and what to use when they make a mess and since the wipes have no harsh chemicals I don’t have to worry about what they are wiping. Whenever we do handprint and footprint crafts I spread out a plastic tablecloth and open up the wipes. Once the kids are done painting they grab a wipe and start cleaning up without having to travel to the sink–this is awesome because no footprints end up on the floor or handprints on the faucet!

Adorable Handprint and Footprint Turkey Thanksgiving Kids: Easy to make for kids to decorate for Thanksgiving or give to people in their life they are thankful for (like mom and dad, grandma and grandpa). (November, kids craft, Preschool, Kindergarten, Thanksgiving Craft)

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Adorable Handprint and Footprint Turkey Thanksgiving Kids: Easy to make for kids to decorate for Thanksgiving or give to people in their life they are thankful for (like mom and dad, grandma and grandpa). (November, kids craft, Preschool, Kindergarten, Thanksgiving Craft)

Supplies:

  1. Red, yellow, orange, brown craft paint
  2. Paintbrushes
  3. Huggies® Wipes
  4. Red and orange craft paper
  5. Googly eyes
  6. Craft paper
  7. Scissors
  8. Glue
Adorable Handprint and Footprint Turkey Thanksgiving Kids: Easy to make for kids to decorate for Thanksgiving or give to people in their life they are thankful for (like mom and dad, grandma and grandpa). (November, kids craft, Preschool, Kindergarten, Thanksgiving Craft)

Directions:

Printable directions are available at the end of this post for your convenience.

Coat the child’s hand with yellow paint and firmly press their hand on the paper. I find it easiest to put my hand on top of their hand so they don’t wiggle their little fingers. Repeat with orange and red paint having them place their palm around the same spot to make the turkeys feathers. We laid our handprints on top of each other, but you could always make 3 individual prints if that is easier. Set handprints aside to dry.

Coat the child’s foot with brown paint and toes with orange paint and press their foot firmly on the paper. Again, I like to put my hand on top of their feet so they don’t wiggle. Set footprint aside to dry.

Adorable Handprint and Footprint Turkey Thanksgiving Kids: Easy to make for kids to decorate for Thanksgiving or give to people in their life they are thankful for (like mom and dad, grandma and grandpa). (November, kids craft, Preschool, Kindergarten, Thanksgiving Craft)

Cut around the handprints and footprints. Cut a red waddle (teardrop shape) and a yellow beak (triangle shape) and have the child glue them and a googly eye to the heel side of their footprint to make the turkey face.

Adorable Handprint and Footprint Turkey Thanksgiving Kids: Easy to make for kids to decorate for Thanksgiving or give to people in their life they are thankful for (like mom and dad, grandma and grandpa). (November, kids craft, Preschool, Kindergarten, Thanksgiving Craft)

Have the child glue handprints to the back of their footprint. We glued our turkeys to a tan piece of paper and I was feeling so thankful for the two little turkeys in my life that I added a heart for love. If you don’t have two kids you could always make a turkey using each hand and foot or have each family member make one.

Adorable Handprint and Footprint Turkey Thanksgiving Kids: Easy to make for kids to decorate for Thanksgiving or give to people in their life they are thankful for (like mom and dad, grandma and grandpa). (November, kids craft, Preschool, Kindergarten, Thanksgiving Craft)

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Print the Directions:

Handprint and Footprint Turkey

Make a turkey craft using your child's handprint and footprint.
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: Craft, Thanksgiving

Materials

  • Red, yellow, orange, brown craft paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Huggies® Wipes
  • Red and orange craft paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions

  • Coat the child's hand with yellow paint and firmly press their hand on the paper. I find it easiest to put my hand on top of their hand so they don't wiggle their little fingers. Repeat with orange and red paint having them place their palm around the same spot to make the turkeys feathers. We laid our handprints on top of each other, but you could always make 3 individual prints if that is easier. Set handprints aside to dry.
    Coat the child's foot with brown paint and toes with orange paint and press their foot firmly on the paper. Again, I like to put my hand on top of their feet so they don't wiggle. Set footprint aside to dry.
  • Cut around the handprints and footprints. Cut a red waddle (teardrop shape) and a yellow beak (triangle shape) and have the child glue them and a googly eye to the heel side of their footprint to make the turkey face.
  • Have the child glue handprints to the back of their footprint. We glued our turkeys to a tan piece of paper and I was feeling so thankful for the two little turkeys in my life that I added a heart for love. If you don't have two kids you could always make a turkey using each hand and foot or have each family member make one.

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Originally published Nov 9, 2016, updated 11/3/2022

3 comments

  1. These are so cute! I’ve seen the hand print turkey before, but I love the footprint too!

  2. These are very cute and different from other hand print turkeys I have seen. Thanks for the idea!

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