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Handprint Turkey with Texture

Handprint Turkey with Texture
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Students can make a handprint turkey using seeds, beans and grains.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

What You Need:

  • paper (heavy weight will work the best – poster paper, watercolor paper, etc.)
  • glue
  • pencil
  • seeds, beans and/or grains (we used millet, flax seeds, red lentils, split peas and oatmeal)
  • construction paper (optional)
  • googly eyes (optional)

What You Do:

Gather some dried seeds, beans, etc.

Child traces hand on a piece of paper, making sure the thumb is sticking out a bit (it will become the turkey’s head). You can do it too!

Squeeze glue onto the tracing. Work on one finger at a time.

Drop seeds/beans/grains onto the glue.

Fill in the palm of the hand with seeds and beans or torn construction paper.

Add a googly eye and some seeds (or paper) to create the turkey’s face and beak.

Let dry and admire your work!

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