Turkey Footprint

By | November 5, 2013

Turkey Footprint
I just love hand and foot print crafts, because I enjoy going back and seeing how much my girls have grown over time by comparing them.  In the past we made these adorable butterfly foot prints that are still hanging in the girls rooms we also did these fun Christmas cards with hand and foot prints.

So this year I figured it was time to do another one and since it is November why not a Turkey!  I am framing these prints and using them as decorations for Thanksgiving, that way I can pull them out each year and compare my girls foot prints.  Not to mention that they are super cute and look great hanging on the wall!

I made a simple Turkey Template for you to use to make your own turkey footprint, however since everyones foot is a different size there is a trick to the feathers.  I placed the feathers over the foot in the pattern I wanted and traced a line outlining the foot over the feathers then cut out the part of the feather that would have covered the print.  I did not want to do the footprint on top of the feathers as I thought you would then see them under it and it would not look as nice.

Do you do a lot of hand and foot print crafts?  If you do share them with us in the comments feel free to share any links so we can check them out!

Check out our THANKSGIVING  pintrest board for more fun ideas!

Supplies

Brown Paint
Paint Brush
White Card Stock
Fall Colored Card Stock
Googly Eyes
Foam Paper (orange and Red)
Turkey Footprint
Glue Stick

Directions

Paint the kids foot brown, older kids can paint their own foot.
Press painted foot down on white card stock
Print out your Turkey Template and
cut out pieces of fall colored card stock paper
Place your turkey feathers over your foot and draw the outline of the foot
on them so you can cut out the excess of feathers.  Then glue the feathers into place.
Have the kids glue down the eyes, beak, gobble, and feet
Now you have an adorable turkey keepsake that you can frame and take out every year!
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19 thoughts on “Turkey Footprint

  1. Heather

    I love this! We did some candy corn foot art for Halloween and were planning to do a turkey hand art for Thanksgiving…but this may be too cute to pass up! I love it! Stopping by from the bloody mary hop!

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  2. Sheena Tomlinson

    oh my gosh too cute! I love the footprint ideas they are all so much fun! We did a turkey footprint awell i shared on here but we did straw painting for the feathers!… I absolutely love how you did the feathers on yours they are adorable, the different colors give them so much life, we might just have to make these ones next year! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  3. gosia

    What a great idea! We usually use hands for such crafts, but footprint is even better for this turkey:) Cute, pinned, so I can try it with my daughter.
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

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  4. Susan@Organized31

    How fun to make and how adorable! I have some similar projects from when my kids were little and I cherish them. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  5. Corlie

    These are too cute! I love craft that incorporates kids’ own bodies, shadow drawings, hand prints, foot prints and the likes. My favourite is to let the kids stand with the sun at their backs, using a marker to mark the position they stand in, then to trace their shadow through the day so they can see how the sun’s position influences their shadow :)
    I don’t have my own kids yet, but I am a pediatric OT and love working with kids, it brings me great joy!
    Thanks for sharing this idea.

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    1. wemadethat Post author

      I love the shadow idea, I have never tired that with the girls and bet they would love it! What a great idea. Sounds like you really enjoy the kids you work with and that you have a lot of fun with them, that is awesome!

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  6. Barb

    Gobble, gobble! Such a cute idea. I bet if the little footsie was small enough you could turn this into a very cool card. Visiting via #LOBS from over at http://www.ritewhileucan.com where I post about all things paper and the lost art of letter writing.

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