This hand turkey family wreath is an easy DIY Thanksgiving craft for kids. We created ours for my daughter’s preschool fall festival a few years ago.
Supplies for the Hand Turkey Family Wreath:
- paper plate
- circle cutter (optional)
- fall color paper scraps, cardstock, or construction paper
- copies of family photos
- packing tape or hot glue (do not use hot glue if you are using a foam plate)
- Cut out a large circle in the center of your paper plate. We used a Fiskars circle cutter for this, but you can do so carefully with scissors.
- Cut each person’s head out of the copies of photos then cut a proportionately sized turkey body (like a fat bowling pin) for each. Glue the heads to the bodies.
- Trace your family’s handprints and cut them out to use as templates. Decide whose handprints you would like to use for each family member’s turkey. (We used adult handprints for the adult turkeys, my daughter’s handprints for the kid turkeys, and my son’s handprints for the pet turkeys.)
- Cut out 2 handprints for each turkey then glue the handprint feathers to each turkey’s body.
My husband in hand turkey form, lol!
- Decide on the placement of your turkey family and hot glue them to your paper plate.
- It is up to you to decide how you would like to decorate the remaining space on your wreath! We decided on a “thankful” banner and ribbon accent for ours.
- Attach a ribbon to the back of your wreath with packing tape or hot glue (ask an adult to help you!) so you can hang it.
- Hang your wreath up and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this little Thanksgiving craft project for kids! I apologize for the quality of the images and lack of photos in each step as these were taken years prior to my photography and blogging days. We may create an updated hand turkey family wreath, and if we do I will be sure to update this post with photos!
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