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Thanksgiving Craft for Kids & Contest

Kolcraft's Hand Turkey Remix with M & M's

We all remember the “hand turkey” that we made in school.  This is a simple craft that is great to decorate your house with for Thanksgiving and we have given it a “new look” and have dubbed it the Hand Turkey Remix – gobble gobble. :)

All your child has to do is trace his hand on a piece of paper and color it in. (Smaller children may need you to trace their hands for them.)

  • The thumb becomes the turkey’s head.
  • Cut out a little yellow triangle for the turkey’s beak and glue it to the thumb.
  • Add a little dot on the thumb for turkey’s eye
  • Cut out little yellow feet and glue to the bottom of turkey (what is the bottom of the palm of the hand)
  • The fun comes in when you decorate the turkey feathers (the other fingers) with creative texture. You can make texture with a variety of things around your house.

A few ideas for creative texture:

  • Fruit Loops
  • M & M’s
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Colored Pasta
  • Glitter
  • Feathers
  • Small Leaves
  • Felt


  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Crayons, Markers or Non-Toxic Paint

Hand Turkey Remix Contest

We know that your child is a budding da Vinici and you want to show off their turkey art. We are having a contest to win a $20.00 gift certificate to your local grocery store to help a little with your Thanksgiving dinner!

All you have to do is post your child’s Hand Turkey Remix in our Magical Moments photo album and leave a  comment on our blog of which turkey is your child’s creation (so we can contact you if you are the winner). The contest will end next Friday, November 19th at noon CST.

Have fun!

Posted November 12, 2010

by MichelleH


23 Responses

  1. Mirna says:

    This is a very cute activity, I will take the picture soon.

  2. HedgeHogi says:

    Thank you! I will do this with my nephews. They will love it at gmail dot com

  3. amy pugmire says:

    what a cute idea! I will have to do this fun activity with my daughter

  4. Angie K. says:

    This is such a cute idea and take on a classic craft. I am afraid my daughter would all the M&Ms before they got on the turkey!

  5. Francine says:

    I love this craft idea. I would love to try this with my kiddos!!! Mama will just have to not eat them all when we make them haha

  6. Jennifer H says:

    I totally did this last year w/the kids, but love the idea of using reese’s pieces for the feathers.

  7. MichelleH says:

    If you do it again this year, we would love to see your child’s creation!

  8. MichelleH says:

    HA Francine!
    Can’t wait to see their works of art.

  9. MichelleH says:

    We can’t lie – we had a hard time not eating them as well. :)

  10. MichelleH says:

    Love to see what she creates!

  11. MichelleH says:

    Thanks HedgeHogi,
    I’m sure they will love having Auntie time with you!

  12. Just added Painted Turkey Hand Print Placemat photo.

  13. Michelle says:

    We saw your photo Christy. So cute! Thanks!

  14. Colleen P says:

    My 4-year old had a lot of fun creating her a “Big Sister & Little Brother Turkeys” shirt! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. MichelleH says:

    We just saw the t-shirts in our Magical Moments album. So cute!

  16. polly says:

    what a cute idea! thanks for sharing it with all of us! happy thanksgiving!

  17. Colleen says:

    Thanks! My dd wants to make a matching turkey shirt for her brother…We’ll see how that turns out. Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. MichelleH says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. MichelleH says:

    You are welcome Polly.
    Thanks for being a Kolcraft fan!

  20. Marina O says:

    I love this idea, my son liked it and we decided we’re going to make a few of these and use a little bit of cake frosting as glue to hold the M&Ms in place long enough to hand them out to the guests on Thanksgiving so they have a little present to take home & eat.

  21. Marina O says:

    Forgot to leave my email address :


  22. MichelleH says:

    Love that you are handing them out as party favors Marina. Great idea!

  23. Michelle says:

    We have a winner! Our judges fell in love with the Hand Turkey Remix on the sister/brother shirts. Colleen, we will be contacting you in order to send you the gift certificate.
    Thanks to everyone for participating!!!

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