Turkey Handprint Placemats

turkeyplacemats Create one-of-a-kind placemats by creating turkeys out of children's hand prints.


  • As a process art project, the children will create a placemat that can be used each Thanksgiving Holiday

Before You Start: Supplies: Colorations® jumbo stamp pads in orange, yellow and red, Colorations® markers, Colorations® crystal clear plastic covering or clear contact paper, gold glitter, Colorations® glue sticks, Colorations® card stock (8-1/2" x 11").

Let's Get Started! Step 1. Have the children create handprints using the jumbo stamp pads and print them on the cardstock.

Step 2. Have the children add turkey-like features to each thumb, such as a beak, eyes and feet using the markers.

Step 3. Have the children outline the turkeys with the markers.

Step 4. Rub the glue sticks onto the turkeys and various parts of the paper.

Step 5. Pour the glitter onto the glued areas and shake off.

Step 6. Cover with the clear contact paper or laminate.

Furthermore: The children can also add pumpkins and cranberries by making thumbprints in red and orange. Use the markers to create green stems for the pumpkins.

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