Yesterday, Buddy, Sweetpea, and I made our version of the Handprint Turkeys at Meet the Dubiens. I've used paint to make their handprints before but it always makes me very nervous. Instead we decided to trace hands on construction paper to make the turkey feathers. A lesson learned for me was to not just make up crafts on the spot and to take time to do a little prep work. Buddy and Sweetpea were not very patient as I cut out their hands though they did draw a bit on their background paper. Then even after we had glued down the feathers and body, they had to wait again while I cut out the shapes for the face. Older children would be better able to cut out their own shapes but Buddy is not quite there yet with his scissor skills.
Here are our finished turkeys. This is Sweetpea's and obviously I helped her place the face pieces and draw legs. She had fun holding onto the colored pencils and pushing down the shapes.
Buddy was able to add his turkey's face by himself. He didn't like the idea of a waddle so he drew a mouth. Then he added eyelashes to the turkey as well. I love how his turned out!
These cute turkeys are now hanging on our dining room wall and I'm getting more and more excited for Thanksgiving day.