A handprint turkey towel is a lovely gift for kids to make for Thanksgiving. As a Mom, I love anything my kids give me with their handprints on it. Handprint crafts are really special to the adults who receive them.
To do this project you’ll need:
-A white kitchen towel
-Brown, yellow and red non-toxic fabric paint
-A wide and a thin paintbrush
-A long piece of Brown, Yellow or Orange Ribbon
In advance you should consider where on the towel you want the handprint to be. Do you want to position it on the towel so that it’s upright when hanging on the oven door handle? Or will it go on the fridge door handle? That might change the position of where you put it. Hold the towel however you’ll want to hang it to determine the placement.
Once you have decided where to place the turkey, you can start. Here’s how the towel is made:
1.Paint the child’s hand with brown fabric paint…
4. Have the kid paint on the details on the turkey: a yellow beak, a red wattle under the chin, the feet can be either red or yellow. Then put a dot for the eye, either in a color, or in black using a Sharpie permanent marker.
5. They can now paint "Happy Thanksgiving" on the towel. The child can sign their name if they want to.
7. Neatly fold the towels and tie them making pretty bows. You can also attach a little notecard…
What a lovely gift!
Many thanks to Iris for sharing her photos!
UPDATE: Check out my post about a Saying for Cards for Handprint Project Gifts.
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