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The Traditional Turkey Handprint

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Learn how to make a turkey that will last longer than your Thanksgiving dinner with The Traditional Turkey Handprint tutorial. Ideas for Thanksgiving like this one play off of a classic holiday tradition for kids. Create a handprint and transform it into the nation's favorite bird with the help of these instructions. Make this decoration for the month of November or use it as an opportunity for a kids' craft on Thanksgiving. Even after your child's hand has outgrown this outline, you'll love taking out this softie year after year.

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What a clever way to 'immortalize' your child's hand print in a tangible way! And this is a,so a great project that can use up those little fabric scraps from your stash. I could see making one of these for each of your kids and stringing them together into a garland joined with some fancy satin cord, or self made cord using bias fabric scraps you have in hand. What a great way to make a family tradition...add in grandkids hands later, and have them alternate directions,,, a whole gaggle of turkeys! Fun!


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