If you’ve checked out any of my other posts you know I have a toddler that I love doing crafts with. Okay well maybe I’m doing the crafts and he’s chillin on the couch with his cars while I paint, glue, and glitter everything in my house. I’m hoping as he gets a little older he’ll enjoy making things with his momma a bit more. Right now, I’m working on a creative art space for my little man so check back soon for a blog post about that!
One of my favorite crafts to do with J around the holidays are hand and footprint cards for dad, grandparents, and other family members. I always try to give each card a cute holiday spin that will tug at the heartstrings of whomever is lucky enough to receive one.
Below, is this year’s Thanksgiving Turkey Football Footprint Card for Daddy.
Turkey Football Footprint Card Materials Needed:
- Brown Craft Paint
- White Craft Paper (2 pieces)
- Brown Construction Paper (1 piece)
- Yellow Construction Paper (1 piece)
- Red Construction Paper (1 piece)
- Craft Eyes
- Black Permanent Marker
- Chalkboard Pen
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- Pour brown paint onto a paper plate. Press baby’s feet into paint and then press their foot onto a piece of white paper. Set aside until it dries.
- Cut out baby’s footprint and turn it toes down to make turkey body.
- Draw 7 footballs onto brown construction paper, making each about 3” long.
- Draw a triangle on yellow paper to use as the turkey’s beak. Use red paper to draw the turkey’d snoods (a.k.a. his gobbler). Fun fact: the turkey’s snoods turn bright red when he his angry or during courtship! Cut our all the pieces.
- Use chalk to draw the laces onto the footballs. The footballs will be used as the turkey’s feathers.
- Once your baby footprint has dried, glue on the eyes, beak, and snoods.
- Glue the footballs on to the back of the footprint, a.k.a. your turkey. Spread them out like feathers.
- Next glue your turkey on to a separate piece of white craft paper.
- Using an orange marker, draw turkey legs on the bottom of your turkey.
Since we gave this card to J’s daddy, I decided to add a cute “dad joke” to make it more fitting. You can visit this website for a long list of Thanksgiving and turkey jokes. Add your own joke or personal note and Happy Thanksgiving!
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Do you make hand and footprint cards with your kids? I’d love to see them. Share in the comments below.
Check out my other hand and footprint cards: Father’s Day Space ship Footprint Card & Valentine’s Day Footprint Card.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.
Gloria Harvley says
This is one of the cutest crafts ever! I know a little 3-year old who would love making this! W both love glitter so hopefully, we’ll stop watching Frozen long enough to make this!
this is absolutely adorable – i’m always looking for things to do with my niece & nephew when i’m babysitting & this is the perfect little project
Pooja Krishna says
This is such a cool idea. I know just the toddler parents who would love this – thank you!
I don’t have a kid but that’s a cute way to save a footprint memory. Happy T-day. Great post!
Cute arts and crafts to do with the little ones!!