Cute & Easy Handprint Turkey Craft for Kids

This hand turkey craft is a twist on the traditional handprint turkey Thanksgiving craft for kids of all ages. Perfect for preschoolers, this sweet Handprint Turkey Craft is a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

Handprint Turkey Craft finished - paper plate turkey craft with cut out construction paper handprints, big googly eyes and a construction paper waddle - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a hand turkey craft…grab a paper plate!

Easy Handprint Turkey Craft for Kids

Sometimes you just need an incredibly easy and cute craft for your kids! This turkey craft is so easy to get together.

Related: Traditional turkey handprint craft for kids using paint

Simply spread construction paper, paper plates, wiggly eyes, glue, and markers around the table (at home or school) and invite children to start crafting.

We used 4 sheets of construction paper per turkey craft. My children took turns tracing each other’s hands. A fun craft and a great lesson in team work!

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Handprint Turkey Craft supplies needed to make craft - construction paper sheets in multiple colors, scissors, paper plate googly eyes
This is what you will need to make this paper plate turkey craft!

Supplies Needed


Handprint Turkey Craft

Step 1

After gathering supplies, trace your child’s hand on each piece of construction paper. We used a different color for each handprint.

Step 2

Now it is time to cut out the handprints from each piece of construction paper with scissors. Great fine-motor practice!

Handprint Turkey Craft

Step 3

Next, glue 2 hands to each side of the paper plate from the back.

Step 4

As the glue is drying, cut out a small beak and gobbler for the turkey. Invite children to glue the wiggly eyes, beak, and gobbler to the front of the turkey.

Paper Plate Turkey Craft Variation

If desired, kids can write what they are thankful for on each of their hands! Tie a small loop of ribbon to the back of the paper plate so children can hang up their creations!

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Handprint Turkey Craft


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How did your handprint turkey paper plate craft turn out?

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} = this is absolutely adorable!

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