Last November I made a hand print turkey with Carson. I loved the way it turned out but I knew it was going to be VERY hard to accomplish this year with an 18 month old toddler! Anytime I paint his hands for a craft, he immediately makes a fist so he can squish the paint and feel the textures in his hand.
|Such a tiny little hand print! <3|
What You Need:
Washable paint (I used 5 colors)
Paintbrush or foam brush
White paper for base (I used cardstock)
Colored paper (brown, orange, red)
Googly eyes (or a black marker)
How to Make:
- I sketched a turkey body on my brown cardstock and cut it out first. I lightly traced this body onto my white cardstock so I would know where to put Carson's hand prints.
- Using one color at a time (obviously!) paint your child's hand and create a print. I went left to right with the prints because I wasn't sure if I would need 5 or 6.
- In between hand prints, thoroughly wipe your child's hand and clean your paint brush. You can see where my colors got a bit mixed but I'm okay with that.
- Once your hand prints are done, let the paper dry.
- Finally, glue on your embellishments! I glued my turkey body on first and then I added legs, beak, gobbler (is that what that flappy red thing is called?!), and eyes.
Note: If you're interested in trying the hand print turkey I did with Carson last year, find the complete instructions here!