Cute Thanksgiving Turkey Keepsake Craft/Thanksgiving Craft for Little Hands

I actually got this idea from a similar idea on Pinterest.  It was easy to do and came out great.  I will be able to hang it up every Thanksgiving for years to come.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own little hands turkey keepsake craft.

Materials: Canvas (my daughter will be 2 next month.  I picked up an 8×10 canvas at Wal-mart.  It was the perfect size), brown, red, yellow, green, orange and gold washable paint, paintbrush, sharpie or permanent marker optional- baby wipes for fast cleaning

turkey hand


Step 1: Write the poem in permanent marker on the canvas, here is the poem, that I found on Pinterest:

This isn’t just a turkey,
As anyone can see.
I made it with my hand,
Which is part of me.
It comes with lots of love
Especially to say,
I hope you have a
Very happy
Thanksgiving Day!

Step 2: Out-line that canvas in gold paint.  It gives the picture a nice touch.

Step 3:  This part can be tricky depending on the age and personality of the child.  Like I mentioned earlier my daughter is 1 going on 2.  I found it easier to have one paintbrush per color to speed up the process.  It worked out well.  I painted her hand and thumb brown, and then red, orange, yellow and green on the remainder fingers.

Step 4:  Stamp your child’s painted hand on the lower right part of the canvas. Then I cleaned her hand with a baby wipe. Use red paint to make the wattle and use brown paint to make the turkey’s legs.

Step 5:  Let dry, then hang for an excellent Thanksgiving decoration and keepsake.turkey hand