Hand Print Turkey Tee-shirts

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T-shirt painting is super fun and super easy, especially when you have little ones. It’s a great way to make something with them and for them that is one of a kind. Today, we’re going to make a turkey handprint t-shirt for your little one to wear for Thanksgiving.

Kid's Holiday Craft: T-shirt painting is super fun and super easy. Make a handprint turkey t-shirt for your little one to wear for Thanksgiving.

Supplies

  • White T-Shirt
  • Acrylic Craft Paint (in brown, black, white, yellow, red, and orange)
  • Fabric Medium
  • Freezer Paper
  • Paint Brushes or Small Sponges
  • Toothpicks

Kid's Holiday Craft: T-shirt painting is super fun and super easy. Make a handprint turkey t-shirt for your little one to wear for Thanksgiving.

Here is a tip for working with little ones – your craft isn’t going to be perfect and that is great.  That being said, I like to do one or two practice hand prints on plain paper so I can explain to my child what we’re trying to do.  No frustration allowed, this is a fun craft.

Instructions

Cut some freezer paper and put it inside the shirt – shiny side up (this is important). Mix each color of paint with some fabric medium. I usually use a glass plate or pie pan as the paint washes right off, but you can use a disposable plate if you want.

Kid's Holiday Craft: T-shirt painting is super fun and super easy. Make a handprint turkey t-shirt for your little one to wear for Thanksgiving.

Paint the brown on the child’s palm and thumb and paint each finger a different color. I chose to use red twice, you can do yours however you want to. Press the child’s handprint onto the t-shirt.

Kid's Holiday Craft: T-shirt painting is super fun and super easy. Make a handprint turkey t-shirt for your little one to wear for Thanksgiving.

Lift the child’s hand carefully and this is what you have…a multi-colored handprint.

Kid's Holiday Craft: T-shirt painting is super fun and super easy. Make a handprint turkey t-shirt for your little one to wear for Thanksgiving.

Add legs, an eye and a wattle to make the handprint a turkey. My daughter wanted to add grass and seeds for her turkey to eat. So, we used a toothpick to do that. She’s 5 and pretty careful (for a 5-year-old) so I dipped the toothpick in the paint and we did a few grass tufts together. Then I let her do it by herself, reminding her that more is not always better 😉

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Kid's Holiday Craft: T-shirt painting is super fun and super easy. Make a handprint turkey t-shirt for your little one to wear for Thanksgiving.

Let dry for several hours. The paint will be fully cured in 24 hours. Remove the freezer paper and show it off.

Note from Jessica: I made these last year with my kids and all three (ages 3, 9, and 14) had a great time.

T-shirt painting is super fun and super easy. Make a handprint turkey t-shirt for your little one to wear for Thanksgiving.

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