Our playgroup had a blast last week when we all got together for to make Thanksgiving crafts including this handprint and footprint turkey shirt. And all of the shirts came out adorably unique! Here’s how:
Fabric Paint in red, yellow, brown, white, and black
A blank, pre-washed shirt
Clean up supplies
Prepare the shirt by placing cardboard or a paper bag inside the shirt to prevent the paint from soaking through. Then tape the sleeves behind the shirt to keep them out of the way.
Wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a little paint on, paint your child’s right hand with red paint and place it firmly on the shirt to the right of center. Clean off this hand and then repeat with the left hand to the left of center. Allow to dry for a few minutes, and then repeat this process with yellow paint.
After allowing the “feathers” to dry a bit, paint your child’s foot with brown paint and press it firmly in the center of the feathers—we found that for the little ones, it worked best if they had a snack to distract them while you completed this step. Allow the shirt to dry. Paint on the turkey’s face using the picture as a guide. And if you have some green, you can decide whether you’d like to add some grass!
Allow the shirt to dry for 24 hours before wearing or washing.
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