Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey Handprint Apron

These adorable Turkey Aprons make wonderful gifts for your Thanksgiving guests & are a fun craft to do as you wait for the big day to arrive.

They’re easy to do and will keep you festive while you work hard creating an amazing meal for the whole family.

Turkey handprint apron with a brown turkey and red, green, blue, and brown feathers.

Thanksgiving Turkey Apron Craft

I purchased plain white aprons in the restaurant supply section of my local Sam’s Club.  

The aprons I bought were sold in a pack of 5 and were only a few bucks for each piece. We did this project 4 years ago, & these aprons get washed weekly and are ALL in perfect shape still (minus a stain or two from my messy cooking).  

If you want to purchase individual aprons at stores, you will pay more.

Other Supplies Needed For Turkey Aprons

The whole family wearing the turkey aprons we made.

Along with the aprons, you will need paint! Be sure to check Hobby Lobby’s website or even Michael’s website, they usually have coupons and sales during the holiday.

I have been known to print off multiple coupons, hand one to each child along with some cash, & let everyone pay for an item. The coupon says “One coupon per customer”, and the way I see it, if my kids are paying, they’re a customer!  

Use Fabric Paint For Your Turkey Apron

When choosing paint, be sure to pick fabric paint. Some regular acrylic craft paints will come off in the wash. I used brown for the palm of my son’s hand (turkey body), and I chose coordinating fall colors for each finger (feathers).

I just lined up all the aprons on the kitchen table & went down the row, repainting his hand before pressing it onto each apron.

If your child is older & can paint, let them add the legs, waddle, beak,  & eyes after the body has dried.

  My son was little, so I added the details myself.   Again, be sure the paint you choose is made for fabrics & will not wash off in the machine.

  The white paint I chose was NOT for fabrics and none of our turkeys have eyeballs anymore!

When your guests arrive Thanksgiving day, hand them an apron so they can stay clean while they help you cook!

Want More Thanksgiving Activities?

These turkey aprons would made great festive crafting aprons for kids. They can wear them while creating these 75+ Thanksgiving arts and crafts ideas.

Want to use your turkey apron for cooking? No problem. You’ll love these 25 turkey treats. They’re delicious and perfect after a big Thanksgiving dinner or just because.

Looking for more Thanksgiving recipes? We have a ton of them!


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