Turkey Footprint & Handprint – Easy Thanksgiving Craft Idea For Toddlers

turkey footprint and handprint - easy thanksgiving craft idea for toddlers

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Because Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, I decided to do some simple crafts with the kids last weekend. I love crafts that use either their handprint or footprint (or both) so I decided to do this cute Turkey Footprint & Handprint.

As always, making crafts with toddlers don’t always turn out perfect (I hate to say this but sometimes they don’t turn out good) so I never strive for perfection. See how our Halloween Crafts turned out. So if you’re a mom who always ends up with a not-so-perfect craft, that’s okay; what’s important is that you and your kid had fun in the process.

turkey handprint and footprint thanksgiving craft

What you’ll need:

 

toddler doing arts and crafts with mommy

toddler doing arts and crafts with mommy

toddler doing arts and crafts with mommy

toddler doing arts and crafts with mommy

toddler doing arts and crafts with mommy

toddler doing arts and crafts with mommy

toddler doing thanksgiving craft

toddler doing thanksgiving craft

toddler doing thanksgiving craft

toddler doing thanksgiving craft

toddler doing thanksgiving craft

toddler doing thanksgiving craft

turkey handprint and footprint thanksgiving craft

turkey handprint and footprint thanksgiving craft

What to do:

  • Trace your kid’s hand on the orange, red, and yellow construction papers and cut it out.
  • Cut out 2 small circles from the white construction paper; cut out 1 small triangle from the orange construction paper.
  • Put some paint on the paper plate. You can either dip your kid’s foot on the paper plate with the paint but I opted to use a paint brush to make sure that the paint is evenly applied on their foot. It tickles them too so it makes it more fun.
  • Place your kid’s foot on the bond paper and apply a little bit of pressure on all parts to make sure that the paint transfers evenly. Let it dry.
  • Once the paint has dried, put some glue on the orange, yellow, and red handprint cut-outs and have your kid position each one surrounding the foot print.
  • Put some glue on the white circle cut-outs and put them on the ankle part of the footprint. Use a black marker to draw the turkey’s eye ball.
  • Put some glue on the orange triangle then put it below a little bit below the turkey’s eyes.
  • Use a marker to draw the turkey’s feet.
  • Once done with all of the steps above, write what your kids are thankful for this year on their handprints.

 

What did you think of this? What is your favorite thanksgiving craft with your kids? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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  • I love this! Will definitely try it!

    • Thank you! I hope you and your little one enjoy doing this.

  • How cute! My daughter loves glue sticks and loves doing crafts. I’ve yet to do one with a footprint, but that’s definitely gonna happen this year! She’ll find it hilarious.

    • Thank you! I hope you and your daughter enjoy doing this. 🙂

  • Thanks for reminding me to make sure to do a thanksgiving craft with my little ones!! I’ll definitely give this a try!

    • Thank you! I hope your little ones enjoy doing this with you.

  • Very cute! My little one loves art time!

    • Thank you! Your little one will definitely love this.

  • This is such a cute idea! If I had kids I would definitely be doing this with them for the holiday!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • Nataly

    That is such a great idea! I am going to have to try this with my nephews and nieces!

    • Thank you, Nataly! I hope they enjoy doing this with you.

  • Your babies are absolutely beautiful!
    Bravely and I will have to do this craft together!
    xo, Shell
    http://acourageousbeauty.com

    • Thanks, Shell! I hope you and Bravely enjoy doing this together.

  • ruthieridley

    Your babies are so cute!! This is such a fun craft to do! My Three would love this!

    • Thank you! I hope they enjoy doing this with you.

  • Updated take on a classic idea. I remember my kids doing this when they were little. This take on an old favorite looks so much better.

  • Britney Crosson

    So cute! Great job, mom!

  • What an adorable craft!

  • You always have the best crafts! Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you! That means a lot.

  • Such an adorable project. I just love to hear the kids giggle wen painting their feet for the prints. So much fun!

    • Thank you! I agree, their giggles are priceless. It makes everything so much more fun.

  • I love your idea!!! Will try that one for sure.

    • Thank you! I hope you enjoy doing this with your little one.

  • Love this craft Belle!!! I’m going to have to do it with the kids!!

    • Thank you! I hope your cute kids enjoy doing this.

  • This is such a great idea Belle. I’m hoping but my little one is as calms as yours when I try it.

    • Thank you! Hahaha! They’ve had snack before we did this so they’re pretty much satisfied. Lol. Good luck with yours and I hope your little one enjoys this.

  • I was looking for something fun to do with my littles ones to leave with my in-laws for Thanksgiving.

    • I hope you get to enjoy doing this with your little ones. Thank you for dropping by.

  • Such a fun idea!

  • What a fun and simple project to make with the grandkids for Thanksgiving. These are adorable.

    • Thank you! I hope your grandkids enjoy doing this.

  • Super fun idea for the kiddos!

  • These are so cute!!! Totally going to do this with my kids!! So much joy!

    • Thank you! I hope you get to enjoy doing this with your kids as much as we did.

  • Samantha

    This is so cute! Most of our family lives away, so this would be the perfect thing to send them in the mail. Thank you!

    • That’s a really great idea. This is the perfect thanksgiving gift. Thank you.

  • These are just adorable!

  • i still remember doing this in Kindergarten or maybe pre K – I think My mom still has them haha great great idea

    Life is just Rosie
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    • Haha! That’s so cute! Thank you!

  • So fun! Your little ones are so adorable!

  • This is so cute and simple! My boys would love to do this!

    • Thank you! I hope your boys enjoy doing this.

  • erinconefrey

    So adorable! Can’t wait to try this with my boys who are 1.5 and 3.5! 🙂 -Erin at http://www.stayathomeyogi.com

    • Thanks Erin! I hope your boys enjoy this as much as my kids did.

  • Aww, this is such a cute idea! A perfect gift for grandparents.

    • What a great idea; it is indeed a perfect gift for the grandparents. Thank you.

  • globalmunchkins82

    I love that you used both their hands and their feet. Too cute!

    • I had to; I use them for the crafts that we do with every chance I get. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  • such a cute idea! I never am able to get my littles to hold still for this!

    • Thank you! Mine were very curious so they were willing to sit still for a few minutes. 🙂

  • lovelyluckylife

    That is just adorable! My kids would totally get brown footprints everywhere! 🙂

    • Thank you! Haha! I can totally imagine that that’s why I did it at the balcony. 😀

  • what a cute idea! your little ones look like they had so much fun!

    • Thank you! They really did but Mommy did as well. 🙂

  • Awe, I remember doing something similar when my kids are smaller. They make such great keepsakes!

    • They really do! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  • Belle! Your kids are so cute! Arts & Crafts was always my fave growing up!

    • Thank you! It’s always fun to do some arts & crafts, the messier the better. 🙂

  • The turkey hand is one of my favorites! Your kiddos are adorable:)

  • What a cute project! The smiles show how much fun it was!

    • Thank you! Seeing them smile is always priceless.

  • thesearchforimperfection

    There is seriously nothing cuter than little teeny hand and foot prints. I’m always looking for something new to do with them. Thanks!

    • I agree! Thank you for stopping by.

  • How cute! I used to love these crafts when I was a kid. I love that you changed it up a bit by adding in the footprint and then each hand was signed by someone. Such a great idea, definitely could become a keepsake in a photo album.

    • Thank you! You’re right, this would be a great keepsake!

  • almostindianwife

    These are so cute! Can’t wait to try them with my kids!

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