Last week Annabelle and I made our first keepsake Thanksgiving decoration of the season together. A footprint turkey. I found the idea for this little gobble-gobble craft on Pinterest. When I clicked the pin for more details, I was sad to discover that the website it originally came from no longer exists. So with only this picture as my guide, I had to wing it. (Wing it? Get it? Cause it’s a turkey…oh boy.)
The first step was getting The Belle’s little footprint. We’ve done a bunch of footprint crafts (like her Halloween footprint ghost) so she is no stranger to having her tootsies painted. In fact, she is a big fan.
Once it was dry, it was time for me to sketch on the turkey’s feathers. I traced half circles using a condiment cup so all my feathers would be the same size. Then I free-handed the bottom portion of each feather. I also sketched in two little legs.
Since the transformation from footprint to turkey was completed while Annabelle napped, I was really exited to show it to her when she got up. She loved it. She calls it “my turkey craft” and if you ask her how we made it she answers, “with my footprint.”
I have to admit, this little turkey makes me giggle. Maybe it’s his little face? Or how sweet Annabelle’s tiny toe prints look? Whatever the reason, I think this guy is a great addition to our Thanksgiving decorations.
P.S. Looking for more family-friendly Thanksgiving ideas? Check out my post on Our Family’s Thankful Journal.