Leafy Turkey

Use leaves from your backyard and your own hand to make this festive Thanksgiving craft.

What You Need

  • Glue
  • Colorful leaves (If your leaves are too curly or bumpy to work with, put them under a heavy book to flatten them.)
  • Paper

What You Do

  1. Trace Hand
  2. Trace your child’s hand onto a sheet of paper.
  3. Draw Turkey
    1. Draw an eye and a beak where the thumb is.
    2. Draw legs where the heel of the hand is.
  4. Glue on Leaves
    1. Give the turkey a colorful tail by gluing long, thin leaves to where the fingers are.
    2. Glue on a short, round leaf to the middle of the hand for the turkey’s wing. Let the glue dry before you hang it up or share it with a friend.