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Hand print Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving Keepsake

Thanksgiving is a perfect time to sit back and reflect about what we are most thankful for.  We made this adorable hand print keepsake a few years ago, and it is always fun to bring it out every Thanksgiving. Hand Turkeys are a Thanksgiving staple for every little kid.  We decided to make these into a permanent craft we could bring out every year at least once.  Hand print turkeys are fun for the whole family!

Hand print turkey Thanksgiving Family keepsake craft project

Make your Hand Turkey a little more permanent by putting them on canvas rather than the standard construction paper.  We think ours is extra special because we got a canvas long enough to include every Turkey in our family of five.


Under ever Hand Print we wrote what each Turkey was Thankful for that year.  That year our littlest had been diagnosed with a dairy allergy, and seeing her thankfulness for “Ice cream with no dairy in it” makes for the sweetest memory every time we pull the canvas out each November. 


Hand Print Turkey Family on Canvas

You will need

One Canvas, big enough for each member of your family.

Inexpensive Acrylic Paint (no need for the fancy stuff for this craft)

A black paint pen to write down the date and what each Turkey is thankful for


That’s it!

If you are looking for other fun Thanksgiving activities to enjoy as a family, we have more! Make sure to print out our free Thankful Trees printable kit.  We also have printable Thanksgiving coloring sheets and activity pages.  We think Thanksgiving is best spent engaging with one another and having meaningful conversations. Resist the urge to turn on the TV and check out, make some fun memories together. We feel very thankful for one another, what are you most thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Categories:  Crafts, DIY

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