Get Your Hand In On The Thanksgiving Fun

Hey Cuties,

We are three days out from Thanksgiving and the lines in the grocery stores were crazy this weekend. I hope you have all of your fixings together. Me, I don’t plan to do much so I picked up two bottles of wine and some sweet potatoes for pie. After dinner we craft so I’ve got another fun option to keep the kids out of your hair.

This was featured of ABC 7 / News Channel 8

You know I believe in an easy and affordable DIY; this is exactly that.  Supplies: Construction Paper

DIY Hand TurkeyI started with a template of a turkey which looks like a snow man. You can Google a template or draw one yourself. You can select any color sheets to use or just let the kids pick what they want.

DIY Hand Turkey Once you decided on the colors, trace your little’s hand.

DIY Hand Turkey

Not bad, depending on your kids age they may not sit still. Don’t worry it will still turn out cute.

DIY Hand Turkey

You can trace the hand once and cut it out and use it as a template for all the others. Or you can trace on each sheet.

DIY Hand Turkey

Now you have to work on your turkey. I free handed the extra pieces since you kind of can’t go wrong. Let the kids have creative control.

DIY Hand Turkey

I fanned out three of the hands and secured them to back of my turkey. You can use tape or glue. Repeat the process on the other side.

DIY Hand TurkeyLastly I added a little note card that says “Hands Down you’re the best around. I’m thankful for you.” You can keep this of give it to someone you’re thankful for.

Lifestyle Media Correspondent MimiCuteLips shares an easy DIY Hand Turkey Thanksgiving craft. This was featured on ABC 7 News Channel 8.

Thanksgiving are you staying in town or traveling? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Ngumabi

    That’s a nice turkey
    Can’t believe how easy and fun it is to make!

  2. Jeanette

    OK this is a cute project to do with the kids. It’s always fun to try to find some kind of a craft for them to do while the rest of us are cooking for Thanksgiving. This would be a great table placer for everybody.

  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That is so cute! I’ve always loved hand crafts! They are instant keepsakes. I think doing holiday themed ones are a great way to create memories.

  4. Bill Sweeney

    That’s an awesome craft idea. We used to do these at every holiday when the kids were little. We still have them all tucked away in a special spot.

  5. Danielle

    I treasure hand crafts. I have a box of them tucked away in the closet that my kids either made for me or that we made together. Doing them for a holiday like this is such a great idea!

  6. Tisha

    This is so cute and fun! Reminds me of seasonal activities we did back in primary school- simpler times!

  7. Toni

    Those are super cute. Brings me back to when I was in elementary school. I’m gonna make my kids do this with me lol

  8. Heather

    Oh, those are super cute! I love them. My kindergartener came home with a turkey crafted out of his handprint. I thought it was such a sweet memento of his first year of school!

  9. Kat

    This DIY turkey is cute and almost free – because who doesn’t have construction paper in their home, especially with school children. I may have to have my nephew and daughter create this for their grandmothers.

  10. Bridgid

    This is so cute and I love how you can just use whatever is around the house. I wanted to start doing some new traditions with my littles. Might be doing these! Thanks for sharing

  11. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place

    That’s such a lovely activity for the kids and their parents this Thanksgiving! It’s also a lovely way to tell someone that you’re grateful for their presence in your life.

  12. ricci

    What a cute craft! I love that you got to go on TV and share this one, how cool!!

  13. Tonia

    I had so much fun making these when I was a kid. Now my kids bring these crafts home and I have to not be sentimental and toss them after a few years. They’re so cute and I have a hard time not letting them build up around here. There is a paper craft for ever holiday

  14. Ruth I.

    This activity looks fun! I bet my niece will love to do this. It’s so easy and coloful.

  15. Melissa Dixon

    I remember doing stuff like this when I was a little kid. I remember really loving it!

  16. Tione

    Very creative. I remember creating these stuff back in prep school. I miss those days.

  17. Eva

    this is so cute! I remember these from when I was in elementary school! Love the colorful twist.

  18. Kathy

    I love doing crafts like these with the kids. It’s always a lot of fun. We’ll have to make sure to do this one this year too.

  19. Marissa Zurfluh

    That sounds like an awesome plan for Thanksgiving. Those turkeys will be loved by the kids.

  20. Aduke Schulist

    What a fun idea. I’d keep this one for the years to come.

  21. Tim B

    I’ve always appreciated the crafts my kids have brought home that have helped capture a part of them from that moment in time like the size of their hands being used as a cut out shape in something. A very nice craft project you have here for Thanksgiving indeed.

  22. Kirstin Fuller

    You are hands down (pun intended) my favorite DIY’er. This is so cute. I’m staying in town for the holiday and going on our annual ‘Girls Night Out-Black Friday Shopping Spree.’

  23. Bernetta

    Look at you with the neat crafts!! I love that one you can make with your hands. I can see my 2 youngest children having a ball doing this!

  24. Nanekia Ansari

    I like this added twist on the good ole hand turkey. My 4 year old will love this since they didn’t do a hand one this year.

  25. Zuqueta

    This is adorable and so easy to do. We are staying in town this year and mine are up and running around. I need to do this now!!!

  26. Kiwi

    Congrats on your morning show apperance. This is such a cute DIY, especially for Thanksgiving fun crafts for the kiddie table!

  27. Lynndee

    That is so cute! My in-laws are always the one who host Thanksgiving so we’ll be traveling to the next town…only about 10 minute drive though.

  28. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    Cute idea, would also make cute place cards for the kids table! Kids love stuff with their names on it! 🙂

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