turkey handprint thanksgiving tablecloth

November 9, 2011

handprint turkey table cloth
We always make turkey handprints for Thanksgiving. After reading Setting the Turkeys Free
 when Juliet was 2, it just became a tradition.
fabric paint turkeys
I've seen a few thanksgiving table runners that you can write on and I liked the idea. We're not at the point where my kids can write very well yet, so I thought a handprint table cloth would be a fun way to preserve their creations.

I've never owned a table cloth, so I went to goodwill and found this blue one for $2. Got some fabric paint and we set to work.
turkey handprints
We all printed our handprints (It took some wrangling to get Lucia's, but we got it. The shirt she was wearing did suffer some casualties--so I would recommend removing the one-year-old's clothes before attempting to use fabric paint with him or her. You should be wearing your "paint clothes" because they will get painted on.)

Juliet was in charge of the feathers this year.
handprint turkey tablecloth craft
Here we are...
handprint turkey tablecloth
I used my alphabet stamps to add our names.
handprint turkey tablecloth
My original idea was to add new handprints to it every year...we'll see if that happens. But for this year, it was a fun way to kick off the season. (For more details on our bowl of glittery thankful leaves, go here.)

For more thanksgiving table inspiration for kids, check out Lauren's roundup at With Two Cats.

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