Thanksgiving Turkey Craft, Just for Fun!

A simple way to document child growth over time and celebrate Thanksgiving!  I make color copies and then send to the relatives who live out of state.  Happy Thanksgiving from Hookster's Ideas!

I love doing little crafts to decorate for the holidays and also to document my son's growth too.  Being a mom of a preemie, I can tell you on any given day how much my son weighs since that has been a constant battle for him since day one.  Today for example,  he weighs 21 pounds 6.4 oz.  So maybe I find more pleasure in his little feet and hands than others, but I love finding cute ways to document his growth over time, cuter than my crazy spreadsheet.  Yes, I have one.


This is what I came up for Thanksgiving and I think it turned out pretty cute.  I got the idea from Michelle at Crafty Morning and this is my spin on it.  I did it with my 22-month-old, but you could do this project with any age and I think it would be equally as funny to see a whole wall full of fifth graders as turkeys in the hall at a school!

Supplies needed for Thanksgiving turkey craft_Hookster's Ideas
 Step 1: Gather materials needed which are pretty basic: paper, paint, brushes, water, glue, wet wipes, marker, your child, and a close-up photo of your child's face.
Supplies needed for Thanksgiving craft_Hookster's Ideas
 Step 2: Cut out a body for your turkey.  I just cut a large brown circle.  Glue the body near the bottom of your paper.
Thanksgiving Craft: Step 3 Hookster's Ideas
 Step 3: Paint your child's hands with one color paint and press the hand around the body to make feathers.  Then use a wet wipe to clean hand.  Repeat with a different color paint.

Step 4: Glue on your turkey's head which is a photo of your child's face.
A simple way to document child growth over time and celebrate Thanksgiving!  I make color copies and then send to the relatives who live out of state.  Happy Thanksgiving from Hookster's Ideas!
Step 5:  I used a gold paint pen to add feet, feathers, his name/the year and write "gobble" several times around the "feathers."

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.  I think it turned out really cute!  I plan on making color copies to send to all the grandparents and aunts/uncles/cousins.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

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