This Thumbprint Turkey Magnet is such a fun and easy craft for kids that they will more than likely want to make multiple magnets all day long! You probably have most of the items that you need for this activity already in your craft stash. My kids love hanging finished crafts up on the fridge and they especially like making magnets because they are able to move them around easily to different spots on the fridge. These Thumbprint Turkey Magnets are the perfect craft for this time of year. They make great (inexpensive) gifts for family members too!
Thumbprint Turkey Magnet Craft Tutorial
Thumbprint Turkey Magnet Supplies Needed:
- White Index Card or Small Piece of Card stock
- Brown Dot Marker or Stamp Pad
- Small Magnet
Directions For How To Make A Thumbprint Turkey:
Gather your supplies and grab a seat at the table. First, take your index card and your brown dot marker. Color your child’s thumb with the dot marker and let him/her press it down on the index card. This is the turkey’s body. Next color his/her pinky and press on top of the body for the turkey’s head.
After you have the head and the body of the turkey, take your brown marker and dot two eyes. Take your orange marker and draw the beak.
Now it’s time to add the turkey’s feathers. You can draw the feathers and let you child color them in! Any color feathers will work. We kept it pretty traditional and went with red, orange, brown and green colors.
Lastly add the turkey feet! We went a little further and added some grass under the turkey’s feet and put a title at the top. Pop your magnet on the back and you have a Thumbprint (and pinky print) Turkey Magnet!
Pretty simple right? Has your child ever made thumbprint art before? There are so many animals that you can make with your thumbprint! Give this Thumbprint Turkey Magnet a try and add some turkey decorations to your fridge just in time for Thanksgiving!