Thanksgiving Fingerpaint Turkey Craft


With so many Thanksgiving crafts splattered across the internet, I was trying to think of a unique way to create turkeys with my children. I happened to glance over at my daughter’s fingerpainting on the table and thought to myself “Kids LOVE to fingerpaint! This is it!” So here’s my Fingerpaint Turkey Craft. It’s perfect for children ages 2 years to 6 years old.

Fingerpaint Turkey Craft

Fingerpaint Turkey CraftMaterials: 

  • brown, orange, red, white, black construction paper
  • brown, orange, red, and yellow paint
  • glue
  • scissors
  • tablecloth (optional)


  1. Begin by organizing your materials. I took large sheets of white construction paper and cut it into quarters so the kids can make lots of different fingerpaintings. I decided the kids would paint on the floor, so we covered it with a tablecloth.Fingerpaint Turkey materials
  2. Next, find some cute children to paint lots of pieces of paper with the pretty fall colors. These two will do! Fingerpainting children
  3. Gather all of the paintings and allow them to dry.Fingerpaintings
  4. Cut out feather shapes from the paintings. I like how some of the feathers have more color while others are more white. It makes the project interesting. IMG_0816
  5. The rest is pretty simple. Cut out a body shape, glue 8 feathers to the rear of the turkey, and glue 2 feathers to make a wing. Add eyes, pupils, a beak, and a waddle (that’s the right word, right?) Fingerpaint Turkey Craft

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia {age 8} and Bryce {age 6}. Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.

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