I like to consider myself a beginner to intermediate crafter. I haven’t created anything too complicated to date, but there’s something about it that relaxes me.
So, ’tis the season for holiday craft projects! Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve found some fun crafts that are great for any age. Check out how adorable my three-year-old’s festive turkeys came out!
Hand and Foot Turkey Craft– From Enchanted Learning
Brown, red, orange and yellow construction paper or white paper (kids can color in the traced feet and hands)
Googly eyes (optional)
How to make:
Trace around the child’s feet using brown construction paper. These two pieces will be the turkey’s body.
Trace around the child’s hands using red, orange, and yellow construction paper. These 6 pieces will be the turkey’s feathers.
Or alternatively, trace around the child’s hands on white paper and have them color in the hands with red, orange and yellow crayons.
Glue the two footprints together to make the turkey’s body. (The heels make the head area.)
Cut out a round wattle and an orange beak. Glue the wattle, beak, and googly eyes (or paper eyes) to the turkey’s head. Make two legs from paper and glue then to the back of the body (or use pipe cleaners and tape them to the back).
Glue the handprint “feathers” to the back of the turkey.
Fingerprint Turkey– From Gumpy Lump Blog
- cardstock or drawing paper
- stamp pads or paint (choose 3 colors)
- fine point marker for details
How to make:
Starting with your lightest color make your first layer of feathers.
Make the next layer of feathers shorter than the first with another color choice. The final layer of fingerprint feathers should be the shortest and your final color.
Using your child’s thumb in a different color have him stamp it vertically for the body and horizontally for the head.
Using fine tipped markers add legs, and eye, beak and the waddle.
Apple Print- From All Kids Network
- 2 apples
- Orange, red and green craft paint
- Construction paper
- Knife (to cut the apples in half) *Grown-ups only!
- Paint brushes
- Paper towels
How to make your Apple Print Craft:
- Have an adult cut an apple in half (from the top down).
- Press the apple halves on a paper towel to drain away some of the moisture (without this step the paint doesn’t stick right).
- Paint the apple halves red or orange using a lot of paint.
- Press the apples down hard on the construction paper and wiggle them just a little bit.
- Paint on some stems using green paint to finish off your apple picture!
- Optional: cut the apple in half across the middle and look for the star made by the apple seeds! Making apple prints with the apple cut this way is sometimes easier for younger children because they have a bigger area to grip onto without it interfering with the picture.