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Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey

2013-11-12 by Allison MacDonald

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This pretend play idea is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald.

“Everyday play is what childhood should be about.” -Allison

Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey Craft & DIY Thank You Cards *See how kids can make simple diy turkey handprint thank you cards this fall and Thanksgiving on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

Thanksgiving is all about saying thank you and I love to make homemade cards with my children. This card takes minute to make but is so personal and incorporates the ever popular handprint turkey!

You will need construction paper, scissors, markers, glue and a googly eye.

Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey Craft & DIY Thank You Cards *See how kids can make simple diy turkey handprint thank you cards this fall and Thanksgiving on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

Start by folding the paper in two.

Trace your child’s hand with the pinky finger along the fold.

Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey Craft & DIY Thank You Cards *See how kids can make simple diy turkey handprint thank you cards this fall and Thanksgiving on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

Decorate your turkey!

Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey Craft & DIY Thank You Cards *See how kids can make simple diy turkey handprint thank you cards this fall and Thanksgiving on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

Add glue and the eye.

Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey Craft & DIY Thank You Cards *See how kids can make simple diy turkey handprint thank you cards this fall and Thanksgiving on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

Cut out leaving the fold untouched.

Add a greeting inside and don’t forget to sign it!

Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey Craft & DIY Thank You Cards *See how kids can make simple diy turkey handprint thank you cards this fall and Thanksgiving on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

This simple craft was just as engaging to my 3 year old as any elaborate one, maybe even more so. Kids don’t need things to look perfect they just want to create. Adding some thankfulness to their creativity makes for the perfect easy craft. Check out another equally fun Thanksgiving card made with Melissa & Doug Alphabet Stamps!

Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey Craft & DIY Thank You Cards *See how kids can make simple diy turkey handprint thank you cards this fall and Thanksgiving on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

Gobble! Gobble!

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Easiest Ever Handprint Turkey Craft & DIY Thank You Cards *See how kids can make simple diy turkey handprint thank you cards this fall and Thanksgiving on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

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Allison MacDonald

Allison McDonald is founder and editor of No Time For Flash Cards. She has been teaching children in various capacities since 1993, so she has done her share of crafts, songs and circle times! Her son’s birth brought her home, and her love of teaching and helping other parents sparked the idea for No Time for Flash Cards. Early childhood education is her passion . . . her heart belongs to the little guys! Get to know Allie and see her creative kids’ crafts and educational activities on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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