Hands n’ Plate Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

November 21, 2016  |  Teachers  |  Written by
Ms. Pennywise

hands-n-plate-692x362Thanksgiving is almost here which means it’s nearly time for your much-needed, well-deserved holiday break! In the meantime, keep calm and craft on with my recommendation for the perfect Thanksgiving crafts for your class. Not only is it super simple, it requires just a few affordable supplies to complete.

Your students will love tracing their hands, and parents will enjoy displaying them and preserving as keepsakes… or you can hang them as decorations in your classroom!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 7″ Black Paper Dessert Plates
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils or Markers
  • White Glue or Clear Tape

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

Note: For younger children, you may want to pre-cut the turkey body shape, eyes, beak, feet, and waddle.

  1. Invert (turn out) the edge of the black paper plate so the turkey will have a plump body.
  2. Cut a 5″ peanut-shaped turkey head/neck from construction paper and glue to the front of the plate.
  3. Students can either use markers to draw the turkey eyes, beak, and waddle, or the shapes can be cut out of construction paper and glued onto the turkey face.
  4. Have the kids trace their hands on various colors of construction paper (we used yellow, red, and cream, but any colors will do) and cut them out. Fan them and tape to the back side of the paper plate to make the turkey’s tail feathers.
  5. Cut out two turkey legs with feet and tape the tops to the back side of the plate.

Visit DollarTree.com to shop our Hands ‘n Plate Craft idea and view more seasonal products and fall craft ideas for your classroom. I hope you and your students have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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