5 Handprint Thanksgiving Crafts

handprintThanksgiving is a holiday we decorate for, but I will admit it is not done on the same level as Halloween or Christmas. It is usually a little more simple, a few pumpkins, some leaf crafts, and of course some turkey hand prints. I rounded up 5 of our family favorite Thanksgiving handprint crafts. They are really all easy for kids (& adults) of all ages to do. They make great decorations and great gifts for this upcoming holiday season.

Family Pumpkins

This is a great idea for the whole family and a great way to reuse Halloween pumpkins! Easily add the handprints with paint from oldest to youngest, and in complementing colors. You can find the full tutorial over at The NY Melrose Family.

Canvas Turkey

Indulgy has this cute idea with a more traditional handprint turkey. I love using canvas and always have plenty on hand. We have a few of these but used red, yellow, and orange as the feathers.

Handprint Acorns

My youngest son loves to pick up acorns and pine-cones this time of year so I thought of him doing the Handprint Acorns immediately. I originally found this one on Pinterest and Crafty Morning.

Thankful Tree

The Thankful Tree is especially nice for larger families….with a lot more hands! We made one of these last year and had all the kids add fingerprints, as well as the extended family. With having a total of 10 kids (5 of my own and 5 bonus), this is a great project to get them all involved. Found over on Apartment Therapy.

Turkey Plates

Handprint turkey plates or chargers are great keepsakes. Each of the kids has one that we made earlier this month and I love how they came out. You can use just about any kind of plate or any color charger. The kids made one for their grandma too, which they will be delivering cookies on this month.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bernadette is a native Florida girl, originally from Palm Beach Gardens. Currently she can be found wandering around the St. Pete and Tampa Bay areas. Bernadette is a stay at home mom to 5 awesome kids. The boys are Glenn (13), Ben (12), and Garrett (5). The girls are Tierney (10) and Emmaleigh (4). Most of her days are pretty random and usually have some form of adventure, photography and craftiness to them. You can follow along on more of her day to day on Aimless Moments, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.


  1. These are all so adorable. When my daughter was born we sent around a tree and had the entire family put their thumb prints on it to celebrate and hung it in her nursery. I love it so that is by far my favorite craft! I also love the pumpkin, reusable and adorable.

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