We had a recent very cold weekend, and I was doing my best to keep the toddler entertained indoors. While he napped on Sunday afternoon, I made a quick trip to our craft store to restock white card stock. (I ran out in another card project I did recently.) I’ve done some searching for plaster figures he could paint, and so far two craft stores have come up empty for me. He loves painting with me at ceramics class, so I thought we could embark on a different paint project. Hand print turkeys.
I made sure the table was covered in newspapers. And the toddler was dressed in old clothes that could get paint on them. I painted his hand with the brown paint, and placed it on the paper, making sure his fingers touched the paper. (Some of our prints came out better than others. And that’s quite all right.) I also couldn’t get a photo of this process as it had the potential to be super messy and stain my walls or furniture.
We did enough hand prints for all of the grandparents to have one.
He’d had enough of painting, so I finished the faces later. I cut the card stock to fit into 5×7 frames, and easy as that, we have a few gifts for the grandparents!
1. Get your child’s hand print (I painted my son’s hand, held it and pressed it gently onto the card stock.)
2. Paint a beak, snood (the dangly piece off the beak), legs and feet on your turkey.
3. Dot the eye and write your child’s name and year on the picture.4. Cut the card stock into the size you want to frame – and frame it!
This is project 10 in my quest to complete 12 projects this year. You can see project 1 | project 2 | project 3 | project 4 | project 5 | project 6 | project 7 | project 8 | project 9 in previous posts.