This Handprint Turkey Paper Plate Wreath Craft is not only the cutest holiday decoration, but it’s also a wonderful keepsake, too.
There’s just something about the tiny fingers and hands of my littlest one, and this Thanksgiving craft is the perfect way to document this moment in his life. In fact, we’ve been trying to do more handprint and footprint crafts, too, in an attempt to cherish and savor every age and holiday, because it goes by so fast. We love this Hand and Footprint Rocket Craft, as well as our Handprint Hedgehog Cards and these Cupcake Liner Handprint Jellyfish are great for summer.
For our Handprint Turkey Paper Plate Wreath Craft you will need a paper plate, cardstock in red, orange, and yellow, brown paint, googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick.
Handprint Turkey Paper Plate Wreath Craft
- Paper plate
- Cardstock – red, orange, yellow
- Brown paint
- Googly eyes
- Glue stick
Start by painting a paper plate brown.
Set aside to dry completely.
While the paper plate is drying, trace your little one’s handprint on one half of a sheet of the colored cardstock.
Now fold in half and cut out the handprint, creating two paper handprints. You will need to do the same with the 2 remaining colors as well. Or, you can do as I did and cut all 6 out at the same time.
Once the paint on the paper plate is completely dry, carefully cut out the inside circle. Make sure you leave the circle in tact as this will be used for the head.
Begin gluing the handprints to the back of the paper plate, slightly overlapping depending on the size of the handprints. They should cover half the plate.
Continue gluing the handprints to the back of the plate until all handprints are used and the handprints go around half the plate. If you’re using really small handprints, you may need to cut out more colors.
Now glue the cut out circle from the paper plate to the bottom of the plate.
Glue on googly eyes. Also cut a square from the orange cardstock and a teardrop shape from the red cardstock. Fold the orange square diagonally to form a beak. Glue the teardrop shape to the back of the beak and glue it all to the circle.
We love how this Handprint Turkey Paper Plate Wreath turned out and hope you do, too! Be sure to check out more of our turkey and Thanksgiving crafts at Our Kid Things!