As I was browsing Pinterest one day, I saw something similar to this and forgot to actually pin it. So going from memory, I decided it would be fun to make a hand print turkey with Mr. C and his little friend.I gathered all my supplies:
paper towel tube cut into 3rds (worked great for smaller hands)
construction paper (in colors you like for the feathers)
plain white paper
penThen using the plain white paper I traced Mr. C and his friends hands and cut them out
Next I stacked my 4 construction papers up and traced the hand prints on the top paper
I cut all four out at the same time. It was way easy and saved a lot of time!
Using the scraps of paper I cut out a beak and that red thing that hangs down on turkeys (I call it the gobbler)
Then I put on a little craft glue keeping to the middle of the hand print. I had the kids help me glue them to the back of the cardboard tube
This is what they looked like with all the "feathers" glued on. I tried to get them as spread out as possible so you could see all the colors
I had the kids hold the eyes as I put glue on the back and had them place the eyes where they wanted
As you can see they turned out super cute! Even though one has crazy eyes and one has 3 eyes!
Later that night I decided they had turned out so cute that I wanted to make one for the whole family. Little miss was already asleep so I slipped a piece of paper under her hand, making it really easy to trace! Toilet paper rolls worked great for the mommy and daddy turkeys, but the cut down paper towel roll worked best for the kids. I had to cut the babies down really small.
My son loves playing with these turkeys and lines them all up. Every once in awhile we get an eye casualty, but he willingly helps me glue them back on. I think these would be great place settings on a kids table!
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