Do you want a Thanksgiving paper craft project that is personalized, inexpensive, and most importantly, fun for all ages? If so, crafting hand turkeys will meet all of your Thanksgiving craft requirements.
Construction Paper (any color, but most people prefer to work with brown and the fall color palate)
Glue or Tape
NOTE: Always provide direct supervision to children while they use scissors.
1. Trace your hand and fingers from the outer wrist to the inner wrist on a brown piece of construction paper to create the body of the turkey.
2. Draw 2 legs on tan colored paper (2 slim rectangles with 3 pronged “toes” each).
3. Trace your pinky on the tan paper to create the head of the turkey.
4. If you want to fill out the plumage of the turkey, trace 10-15 “finger” shapes.
5. Use a black crayon to draw 2 circular eyes, an orange crayon to draw the beak, and a red crayon to draw the wattle of the turkey directly onto the drawing of the head.
6. Using scissors, cut out each of the shapes.
7. Attach the legs and extra feathers to the same side of the body of the turkey using either glue or tape.
8. Lastly, flip your turkey over and attach the head.
While there are many variations on this Thanksgiving turkey paper craft, one common factor is that this is an activity for all ages and crafting levels. The memories made during this project will endure long past the last bite of turkey.