Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so how about a little throwback to one of Carter’s first handprint footprint crafts? I am so thankful for these little projects over the years; they certainly show how much he has grown! Littles sure don’t keep.
I suggest using ink pads instead of paint because the ink really shows the fine details and is less likely to smear. For the first year or so, footprints are much easier to capture because babies tend to close their hands in to fists instead of prints. After that, handprints can be captured just as easily. If you have a baby, I’d consider using footprints for all of this instead of trying to make the feathers with hands.
Carter couldn’t draw yet, so we cut the eyes and beak out of construction paper and let him use a glue stick to apply them. I put these projects in a picture frame so it needed to be flat, otherwise google eyes would have been cute too.
If your kiddos (or you!) are feeling crafty, you can letter these yourselves. Want to save time?Visit my design shop and grab the template for yourself. They aren’t personalized with a date so you can use them over and over as many times as needed at home or school.
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