Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Looking for a cute gift to take to Grandma and Grandpa’s house over the holidays? This easy finger painting craft will take your child’s art to the next level and give the grandparents something to cherish. This is such a fantastic and cheap idea that you won’t want to miss…scroll down for the details!

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft


Step One: Have your child paint a picture with their fingertips, funky paint brushes, or make a shaker painting.

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
FYI: a shaker painting is as easy as this – tape some paper to the bottom of a container that has a lid, throw in some paintable objects like ping-pong balls/beads/dried beans/etc., squeeze in a healthy amount of paint, and after the lid is on let your little one get to shaking!


Step Two: Once the painting is dry, cut out a Thanksgiving inspired shape – in this case we used a turkey. We also used some of the scrap pieces to create details (like feathers, a beak, and an eye) – feel free to use the backside of the art for some contrast! If the paint is heavy enough the backside will probably be slightly saturated/the same tone as the original artwork.

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft


Step Three: Measure a piece of white paper to fit your frame, cut it out, and glue your turkey to the paper.


Step Four: Write or type your recipients name on the white piece of paper to add some extra detail. You can also write a thanksgiving phrase for some extra fun!


Step Five: Put the finished product in your frame and give it to someone special to hang on their wall. Or, combine a few different animals on your child’s bedroom wall to create an adorable way of displaying their art!


Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft


When it comes to gifting…

Try this method with homemade cards or DIY coasters.

When it comes to decorating…

You aren’t limited to hanging these in your children’s room like we did here! Have you thought of doing sea creatures in the bathroom? Fruits and veggies in kitchen? Or desk objects in the office?

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft


Show us your finished products on our Facebook page or tag us on instagram @DIYandDinosaurs #TurkeyArt. We would love to see how you translated this activity in your household! And be sure to check out another version of this project here!

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