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How to Make a Hand Turkey

Gobble up the good times by making this decorative craft.


  • : Children under 10 should use safety scissors, and an adult should help older children.
  • Step 1: Place hand on paper Place your hand, palm down, on one piece of construction paper.
  • Step 2: Start at wrist Trace around your hand, starting at your wrist.
  • TIP: Keep your hand steady and your fingers apart.
  • Step 3: Cut out hand Cut out your traced hand.
  • Step 4: Glue turkey Glue your hand cutout onto the other piece of paper.
  • Step 5: Use markers to draw Use the markers to draw feet below the wrist of the cutout, a comb dangling from the cutout's thumb, and a beak at the thumb tip.
  • TIP: Instead of markers, you can also use cutouts of different colored construction paper.
  • Step 6: Glue eyes Glue the turkey's eye on the thumb, above the beak.
  • Step 7: Glue feathers Glue tail feathers on the fingers, and color the body of your turkey. Display it on your refrigerator or in a window.
  • FACT: Did you know? Wild turkeys can run up to twenty miles per hour.

You Will Need

  • Two different colored pieces of construction paper
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • A wiggle eye
  • Colored feathers

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