This turkey handprint craft is an adorable kid-made Thanksgiving keepsake! Kids will love to make this quirky and cute construction paper turkey and you’ll love that it is a virtually mess-free kids craft!
Hand Print Turkey
We love to make paper crafts for every occasion (click here to see all of our kids craft templates!) However, I realized that we hadn’t yet made a Thanksgiving craft yet!
My 5-year-old and I put our thinking caps on and had a craft day this weekend — out of all my girls, she is the craft-oholic like me. She’s really creative and such a big helper!
This hand print turkey is what we came up with and I just love how it turned out! So stinkin’ cute!!
Why I love this turkey handprint craft:
- Easy – good for all ages
- Practically mess-free
- Requires only simple craft supplies
- It’s adorable!
Keep reading to learn how to make a turkey out of construction paper using simple supplies and our construction paper turkey pattern.
This turkey handprint craft will be a treasured keepsake for years! If you’ve been looking for construction paper turkey decorations, this is a great place to start too!
Turkey Handprint Craft Supplies
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- Printable turkey body pattern (see below)
- Card stock (Brown, red, orange, yellow, white)
- 1 jumbo wooden craft stick
- Glue stick
- Pencil & scissors
- Child’s photo
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How to Make a Turkey Out of Construction Paper
First, watch our quick video demo (1 minute) to see how we made our turkey handprint craft. Then keep reading for photo step-by-step directions.
Click video to play:
The first thing you’ll want to do is gather your supplies. I’ve listed what we used to make our turkey handprint craft above the video.
Next, see above to grab our free construction paper turkey pattern.
Cut out the construction paper turkey pattern, then trace onto brown card stock and cut out the turkey’s body.
Trace child’s hand four times onto your choice of fall-colored construction paper or card stock. Cut out the hands and glue onto the turkey body – two hands on each side.
TIP: Using card stock or thick construction paper helps the hand print turkey to keep its shape better than thin paper.
Cut out two feet from yellow card stock (we just free-handed this step) and glue onto the bottom of the turkey body.
Cut out child’s photo and glue the head and upper body onto the construction paper turkey pattern.
Cut out the heart pattern and trace onto white card stock. Cut out your card stock heart and glue onto the center of the turkey handprint craft. This is where you will write the greeting/message.
Attach a jump craft stick to the back of your construction paper turkey. Feel free to jazz up your hand print turkey with any other decorations you like!
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Turkey Handprint Craft Printable Instructions
Construction Paper Turkey Handprint Craft
- Glue stick
- Printable turkey body pattern
- Card stock Brown, red, orange, yellow, white
- 1 jumbo wooden craft stick
- Child's photo
- Cut out the construction paper turkey pattern and trace onto brown card stock. Cut out the turkey's body.
- Trace child's hand four times onto fall-colored construction paper or card stock. Cut out the paper handprints and glue onto the turkey body - two hands per side.
- Cut out two feet from yellow card stock and glue onto the bottom of the turkey body.
- Cut out child's photo and glue the head and upper body onto the construction paper turkey pattern.
- Cut out the heart pattern and trace onto white card stock. Cut out your card stock heart and glue onto the center of the turkey handprint craft. This is where you will write the greeting/message.
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