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Thanksgiving Craft for Kids & Contest

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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

Essentials:

  • 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!

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23 Responses to “Thanksgiving Craft for Kids & Contest”

  1. Mirna November 12, 2010 at 10:54 am #

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

  2. HedgeHogi November 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    Thank you! I will do this with my nephews. They will love it

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

    • MichelleH November 15, 2010 at 9:06 am #

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

  3. amy pugmire November 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

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

    • MichelleH November 15, 2010 at 9:05 am #

      Amy,
      Love to see what she creates!
      Michelle

  4. Angie K. November 13, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    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!

    • MichelleH November 15, 2010 at 9:05 am #

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

  5. Francine November 14, 2010 at 4:53 am #

    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

    • MichelleH November 15, 2010 at 9:04 am #

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

  6. Jennifer H November 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

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

    • MichelleH November 15, 2010 at 9:03 am #

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

  7. Christy Newell November 16, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    Just added Painted Turkey Hand Print Placemat photo.

  8. Michelle November 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    We saw your photo Christy. So cute! Thanks!

  9. Colleen P November 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

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

    • MichelleH November 18, 2010 at 8:53 am #

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

  10. polly November 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

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

    • MichelleH November 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

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

  11. Colleen November 19, 2010 at 8:20 am #

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

    • MichelleH November 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

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

  12. Marina O November 21, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    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.

    • MichelleH November 23, 2010 at 9:36 am #

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

  13. Marina O November 21, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    Forgot to leave my email address :

    oros_3(at)yahoo(dot)com

  14. Michelle November 23, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    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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