Turkey crafts abound during November, but this one is a pretty fun twist on a classic turkey craft. This activity mixes puppets, hand prints, and turkeys together to create an adorable craft that kids can both display at home and play with. This handprint turkey paper craft is super simple, so it won’t take long to make and it is suitable to make with preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary-aged kiddos. Even though the craft is simple, the turkeys are adorable and this will make a fun addition to your Thanksgiving crafts this year. If you want to get fancier, you could paint your craft sticks, but we decided the brown of the stick looked turkey-like enough for our needs.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE HAND PRINT TURKEY PUPPETS
These turkey puppets are super easy to make, and turn out super cute! The hand prints as the turkey tail is a particularly cute touch.
The easiest way to make the hand prints is to have each child spread their hand out on a piece of paper. Trace over that print, then line up 3-4 other pieces of paper behind it and cut them all out at once.
You’ll need to do this for each kid.
While the hand prints are getting cut out, the kids can decorate their turkey bodies.
They will need to glue googly eyes, a beak, and a waddle to their stick.
Once the hand prints are cut out, arrange them behind the stick in a fan shape as pictured and glue them in place.
I found using a glue stick was the easiest way to make this happen.
Once the glue dries, the kids can play with their turkey puppets or take them home.
Parents will love getting a hand print craft that they can display at home.
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