Welcome to the Handprint the Alphabet series for kids! We’re looking to learn and get creative with our preschoolers this summer. Today is letter “T,” and “T” is for Turkey. Hey, turkeys just aren’t for Thanksgiving. We’ve spotted a few turkeys in the woods over the past few weeks. A couple years ago, we also had a crazy turkey that would walk up to our basement door and knock on it the same time every day. But that’s another story in itself. Today’s turkey is super cute because it’s made with little fingers. Be sure to pop over and check out my Tips for Great Handprint Art with Kids post if you’ve never done handprint art with preschoolers before. I share a few pointers plus my go-to supplies!
Supplies (may include affiliate links):
- White paper
- Paint (I used brown, red, and orange because it is what I had on hand, but feel free to get creative with the feather colors.)
- Black marker or colored pencil
- Brown marker or colored pencil
- Red marker or colored pencil
- Colored pencil or marker to match the feathers
Apply a thick coat of brown paint to the palm and thumb of one hand. Apply various colors to the other fingers for the feathers.
Place the hand on the center of the paper. Apply gentle pressure to the hand, and then lift it up. Clean off the hand. Let the paint dry completely.
Use the brown marker and the feather-matching colors to draw around the turkey to define the shape.
Draw tiny legs with the black marker, and use the red marker under the turkey’s chin.
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back tomorrow with the letter “U!” Any guesses on what we’ll do for letter “U?” I’d love to hear if you are joining in on the series with your kiddo. Feel free to post photos on my Facebook wall or tag me on Instagram!
See the prior projects in the series here: