DIY Handprint Turkey Place Card Holder

Posted by Andreja Vucajnk
Involve your kids into Thanksgiving dinner party preparations by making these adorable handprint turkey place card holders.

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If you are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or just a fall family get together why not include your kids by having them create very fun and special turkey handprint place card holders. We are sure grandparents and other family members will love seeing these.

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  • Brown construction paper
  • Natural wood clothespins
  • Paints (selection of fall tones - orange, yellow, red, brown, cream...)
  • Wiggle eyes stickers
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • White paper and marker for making place cards

Draw an outline of your hand. Make as many as you need (a couple extra is a good idea)

Cut out the hand. Now color 4 fingers (do not color the thumb). Colors that usually go along with the turkey are brown, orange, yellow, red, cream, purple but your kids can certainly go beyond those. While painting with brushes is fun your kids can also paint these with your fingers (double the fun).

While the paint dries cut a small beak out of yellow paper and glue it onto the thumb. Also add one wiggle eye sticker. I just love the different color combinations of eyes. Also color the clothespins orange. Leave them to dry, once dry you can draw stripes with pencil.

Cut a small rectangle, small enough to nicely fit into the hand, out of white paper and write the name of your guest onto it. Once all parts of the handprint turkey place card holder are dry, assemble the turkey.

You do not have to glue on the name tag to the turkey, you can simply attach it with clothespins (now turkey legs). This way you can easily switch up names if you have any last minute changes.

Have fun!