Fingerpaint Handprint Turkey
Are you looking for an easy, fun craft to do with the kids for the Thanksgiving holiday? Make this easy Fingerpaint Handprint Turkey! You just need a few supplies which you may already have if you do any crafting with the kiddos and a willing participant. 🙂 Anytime I get the fingerpaints out, the first thing I do is grab our Childrens Waterproof Apron! Even though we use the Crayola Washable Finger Paints, I still would prefer not to have paint all over the boys clothes. We have painted on regular printer paper or scratch paper, but the boys got the Melissa & Doug Finger Paint Paper Pad (12″x18″) so we used that this time. It was really nice since the paper is a lot stronger and the paints don’t seep through like they do on regular paper.
Once you have your supplies gathered and your kiddo in their apron and sleeves rolled up, you will need to mix your colors to get a brown (unless you already have brown fingerpaint). I mixed quite a bit of red and blue and then added a little of the green and yellow to get the color you see here.
The easiest way to get the picture to turn out is to actually put the paint on your child’s hand where you want it. So, I put the brown all over my son’s palm and thumb and then put each color on his fingers. You will want your child to keep their hand spread open so that no fingers are touching. Place the hand flat on your paper. Keep in mind that you may have to fill in the area where the child’s palm did not touch the paper. Once it is dry, draw the legs. That’s it!
This would be super cute to make into a card for the grandparents, too!
Want more Thanksgiving craft ideas? See 8 Unique Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids!