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
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
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.