There are a number of ways to make handprint projects and hand-print turkeys are always a favorite in November. Sometimes preschoolers don’t like the feeling of paint on their hands or aren’t well skilled in using scissors just yet, so this version of the classic hand-print turkey is a perfect solution.
For this project you just need colored paper, scissors and glue plus recycled cardboard such as a cereal box.
- Draw a handprint on the cardboard and cut it out, this is your handprint template.
- Using the template as a guide, draw and cut out multiple hand-prints from colored paper, I used red, orange and yellow.
- Cut out the turkey head, body, beak, feet, wattle (that funny red piece that hangs from the turkey’s chin) and other accents from colored paper.
- Have your preschooler put it all together using glue and a background piece of paper, I used brown.
That’s it. Your preschooler can enjoy assembling the turkey pieces and parts using cutouts of their own hand print. Talk about fall colors, the parts of a turkey and for extra sentiment, write thoughts of thankfulness on each hand or finger in the finished art piece.