By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Kids will love making this colorful turkey from different colored paints and their fingerprints. No two turkeys will be the same!
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet green construction paper
- ½ sheet of tan or brown construction paper
- Acrylic paint: green, yellow, orange, brown, red
- Glue stick
- Brown and orange markers
- 2 medium wiggle eyes
- White craft or school glue
How to make it:
- Cut the circles out of the brown paper using the pattern as a guide. Place them onto the green paper, but do not glue them down. This will give you an idea of where to finger paint. (See photo.)
- Place puddles of each color of paint onto a piece of paper or paper plate. Dip the tip of your finger into one color, then into another, and a third. This will mix the colors slightly, do not swirl your finger in the paint. You just want to dip your finger in each one. (See photo.)
- Press your finger onto the paper and create the feathers by starting around the middle where you had placed the paper circles. Work your way up to the top of the paper. (See photo.)
- When finished, place your circles back onto the paper and see if there are any spots that need more fingerprints. Add more where needed. (See photo.)
- Use a glue stick to attach the small circle to the top of the large circle then glue both to the paper.
- Dip your finger in orange paint and add a beak, then dip in red and add the gobbler. (See photo.)
- Use orange paint to add toes. (See photo.)
- Glue wiggle eyes on using white glue.
- Use markers to write "Happy Thanksgiving" along the bottom. (See photo.)
- Use a paint palette to keep the different colors contained. These are available at craft supply stores and are inexpensive.
- When the project is dry, be sure to write the child's name and date on the back.
- Instead of markers you can use crayons, or get fancy and use glitter glue, just be sure to adjust the drying time.