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Thanksgiving Kids' Craft: Fingerprint Turkey

Keep the littlest Thanksgiving guests happily occupied with this fun craft that allows them to personalize favor cups they can then fill with sweet-and-salty snack mix.

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Materials Needed:

  • white card stock
  • circle cutter
  • acrylic craft paint (colors shown below)
  • permanent markers (colors shown below)
  • pint-sized paper to-go containers

Prep Paper and Gather Materials

Gather materials shown below. Use a circle cutter to cut a 3 1/4" circle (one for each child) out of white card stock.

Add Feathers

Squirt a little of each paint color onto a disposable paper plate or piece of aluminum foil. Let kids dip their fingers into the craft paint, one color at a time, then press the paint onto the white card stock to create the turkey's tail feathers (Images 1-3).

Add Body, Beak and Eyes

Help the child dip their thumb into the light tan paint then press it into the center of the fingerprints to create the turkey's body (Image 1). Once paint has fully dried, add the turkey's eyes and beak with permanent markers (Image 2).

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