Monday, November 9, 2009
Keepsake Hand and Footprint Turkeys!
To make the Turkeys, you will need:
*Construction paper in brown, red, orange, and any other color you want
*White Paper- the bigger your child, the bigger the sheet of paper you will need.
8 1/2" x 11" works well up to preschool age.
To make the feathers: Start by tracing your child's hand on a sheet of construction paper. Stack 6 more sheets of construction paper under the one with the traced hand and cut out the hand shape through all 7 layers of paper. Set aside.
To make the body: Fold a piece of brown construction paper in half and trace your child's foot onto the paper. Don't worry about going around each toe, simply trace a general outline of your child's foot shape. Cut the foot tracing out through both layers of construction paper so that you now have 2 foot shapes to use for the turkey's body.
Using orange paper, cut a small triangle for a beak and two legs. Use Red paper to cut out a wavy oval for the wattle.
Glue the legs under the bottom of the turkey body (see picture) and then glue the rest of the turkey in place.
Using glue, put the wattle and beak on as well.
Add the googly eyes and the turkey is complete!
*I laminated my turkeys and have held onto them as keepsakes. By laminating the pictures, they last longer and can be put up as decoration again in future years. Check out your local teacher supplies store for using a laminating machine. If you live in TX, MO, KS, CO, or AK, consider checking out Mardel. They have laminating machines in the teacher section of their stores that are VERY inexpensive to use.
*IF you plan to laminate, do not add the eyes until AFTER you laminate the turkeys. Glue the eyes on after laminating the pictures.