You can make many crafts for Thanksgiving with a painted handprint. Out of a handprint you can make a turkey. With that turkey you can decorate cards, towels, cloth hot plates, tablecloths, etc.
To illustrate this project, I started with orange construction paper. Construction paper works well for making a Thanksgiving card.
Paint your hand, or a child’s, with brown paint.
Press the painted hand onto the paper.
Take yellow paint to paint on the beak and feet.
Add a black dot for the eye and red for the wattle (under the chin). I also painted red at the top of the head.
This is really cute with a child’s handprint.
Using this basic idea you can have children decorate white kitchen towels, cloth hot plates or a tablecloth. When painting on cloth use fabric paint. On a towel you can also paint on "Happy Thanksgiving" (this is what my daughter’s class did). You can decorate a white cloth tablecloth with handprint turkeys too.
Of course, the simplest thing to do is to make a card. If you’d like, tell the person on the back why you’re thankful for them. Who wouldn’t love that?!
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