Thanksgiving art that will make you gobble!

These creative art projects will have your little turkeys grinning from ear to ear. :)

Tie-Dye Turkey

Fold a coffee filter into six equal parts shaped close to a triangle. Unfold and use those lines to paint different colors with watercolor paint for the feathers. After drying, glue the filter on a large sheet of construction paper. Cut out shapes for the turkey from colored construction paper, and glue them on the coffee filter. This is such a unique Thanksgiving art project and one of my favorites when I taught elementary school.

Turkey Hands with a Twist

We all have traced our hands and made turkeys. Now let's add a twist to it! Paint your child's fingers with different colors of washable paint for the turkey's feathers, and paint your child's thumb and the rest of your child's hand brown for the turkey's body. Firmly press your child's hand on a sheet of white construction paper and gently lift it up. Add extra features of the turkey with paint. Here is a little poem I put on the paper and I made one for each relative for Thanksgiving cards.

This isn't just a turkey
As anyone can see,
I made it with my hand
Which is a part of me.
It comes with lots of love
Especially to say,
I hope you have
A very Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Hands and Feet Turkey

Trace your child's hands six times on fall-colored construction paper. Cut and glue them to a large sheet of white construction paper. Trace your child's feet two times on brown construction paper. Cut and glue them in the center of your child's hands for the turkey's body. Add extra features with construction paper.