Thrifty Thursday: Handprint Turkey

It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is merely a week away. I love this time of year; getting together with friends and family, the delicious food, wonderful smells, traditions, the decorations, and reflecting on everything I am thankful for in my life!

My two-year old and I agreed that it would be nice to make Thanksgiving cards for her grandparents, so that is exactly what we did. All we needed was some paper (I used cardstock and folded it in half) along with some different colored paints (brown for the body and then four other colors for the tail feathers). We started by painting the palm of her hand and her thumb brown, then the remaining four fingers were painted green, orange, cranberry, and turquoise (but you can pick whatever colors your little hearts desire).

Caroline was pretty proud of her handprint even before the turkey details were added!

After the paint has dried, go ahead and add the beak, an eye, legs, and its snood (that little red thing that hangs down under the turkey’s beak). I used paint markers for these details. Another cute idea is to use some pipe cleaner for the legs and googly eyes.


Inside of the card we added this cute little poem (author unknown):

This isn’t just some turkey

As anyone can see.

It’s made with my hand,

Which is a part of me.

It comes with lots of love,

Especially to say

I hope you have a very

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

One thing I can tell you is that I am very thankful for the wonderful opportunity I have been given to write for and the ability to bring a little extra creativity into your home every week! I thank you very much for taking the time to read my posts and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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