You will need:
- White cardstock
- Fall colors of tempera paint – we used red, orange, yellow and brown
- Paint brush
- Paper towel roll
- Black marker
- Googly eye
- Huggies® Wipes
You will want to have some Huggies® Wipes on hand for this project. In fact, I recommend them anytime you combine kids with paint. Even the neatest kid is bound to get some paint somewhere when being creative. With this handprint turkey place card, there is no way to avoid a mess as you will be painting your child’s hand.
You can find Huggies® Wipes at your local store in an assortment of fun and convenient sized packages that the whole family will love. Huggies® Wipes are located in other parts of the store besides the baby department. We keep some at home for craft projects and some in the car for those unexpected messes that occur on-the-go.
You will be making your turkey handprint place card on white cardstock. Dip your brush in brown paint and paint your child’s palm and thumb with a thick layer of paint. If you don’t use a lot of paint, it will dry before you get the fingers painted.
Paint the rest of your child’s fingers with the other colors of paint, remembering to use a liberal amount of paint.
Have your child carefully push their hand onto the white cardstock, careful not to move their hand.
When your child lifts up their hand they will have a cute multicolored handprint.
Unfortunately, you will also be left with a child with a messy hand. This is no problem if you have Huggies®. In the past, we have used Huggies® Wipes to help us clean up when we made a Rainbow Handprint Flower Pot, created Painting with Bubble Wrap and baked up S’mores Bars. Clearly, I am a fan of letting Huggies® Wipes handle the cleanup.
Huggies® Wipes are the ultimate cleaning solution for these extra messy hands! Not all baby wipes are created equal – only Huggies® Wipes has Triple layers that are gentle on skin and thick enough to clean up the mess. But can Huggies® Wipes stand up to these messy hands?
Now our hands are nice and clean!
Let the handprint turkey dry and add a googly eye with glue. My daughter also cut out some yellow construction paper which she glued on to make a beak and she drew a red waddle on the cardstock. Now it is time to cut out your turkey. If your child is pretty good with scissors, they can do this themselves.
Cut off an inch from the bottom of the paper towel roll and glue or tape it to the back of the handprint to allow the turkey to stand upright.
You can use these cute turkeys to decorate for Thanksgiving or add a sticker with your guests names to turn these into fun place cards.