This is the time of year where you are swarmed with D.I.Y.’s decorating ideas for your home. But we all know the best ones are the decorations that the kiddos make and bring home from school. They love making these goofy art pieces but they love seeing their hand-print hanging on the wall even more. Being one of 7, our house is always decorated with past years art projects and let me tell you- 7 kids with a new hand turkey every year gets to be a little much.
I found this darling twist on the traditional Turkey Hand- a Turkey Foot. This sounds messy and more of an effort than just tracing a hand and it is. But crafts aren’t about convenience, they are about the experience and the final product:) This craft is very self explanatory and simple to execute!
What you need:
brown/tan non-toxic washable paint
dark brown or black child safe marker
white paper (paper for background)
child safe, washable glue
child safe sisors
clean child’s foot
Lay out and collect all of your supplies before you begin anything. Lay the background paper on the floor and squirt the brown/tan paint on a plate. Let your child step into the paint and plop his/her foot on the paper to make a footprint for the turkey’s body.
Place the paper on a safe table/ spot to dry. While the body is drying cut our the beak, gobbler, and feathers with your paper. When everything is dry and cut out, assemble to make your first Turkey Foot!
*You could substitute all the paper for paint and just paint everything on the bird if you would like!
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