Nov 20, 2012

Ode to the Hand Turkey

The Hand Turkey was certainly among the original hand print arts.  This year, Punkin' and I decided to create a few original pieces based on our interpretation:


How to make cute whimsical Hand Turkeys | The Lowcountry Lady
All of our Hand Turkeys

We had everything we needed at the house:

  • A few pieces of paper (I like card stock and buy packs of it at Michaels or Hobby Lobby whenever they have a really good sale)
  • Craft paint - several colors
  • Small brush
  • Cute little hands

At 15 months, hand art is still fairly messy.  The biggest tip I have is to get everything setup before you start, including towels set aside to help clean and dry hands.  Not going to go into details about the steps other than to say start with hand prints and then and beaks, beards, eyes, and what not.  I also like to use a few different colors of card stock because I'm often surprised by which finished piece I like best.

Closeups...

How to make cute whimsical Hand Turkeys | The Lowcountry Lady

How to make cute whimsical Hand Turkeys | The Lowcountry Lady

How to make cute whimsical Hand Turkeys | The Lowcountry Lady

How to make cute whimsical Hand Turkeys | The Lowcountry Lady

I like to think these are a step up from most hand print art you see these days.  I think they'd make cute gifts (for grandparents or someone who really loves your kid, of course).

No comments:

Post a Comment

I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please leave a comment!