I am so excited to introduce our guest poster this week. Meet Becky, one of the AMAZING Crafting Chicks! If you are looking to be inspired in ANY way, you can be sure to find what you’re looking for with the Crafting Chicks. They have projects and inspiration for anyone at any skill level. We love that! So, without further ado, welcome Becky!
Hello! I’m Becky, one of the 6 “Chicks” who writes on The Crafting Chicks. I am so excited to share a fun craft with you on this fabulous site. We get inspired whenever we read fun blogs like HowDoesShe! It is filled with so many great treats! We at the Crafting Chicks love to inspire you as well!
I wanted to show you my fun little Thanksgiving Project. If you follow our blog at all you know that I am a sucker for all things related to hand prints. I love to use these fun little guys to see how my girls are growing from year to year. I also wanted a spin on the old turkey hand print so I thought what better way to showcase it year to year than with a tablecloth. Since we do Thanksgiving at my mom’s usually, I thought I would make the tablecloth for her and get all the grand-kid’s hands on it.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:a table cloth paints, (I used brown, red, yellow, blue, and green for the turkey and its feathers) paint brushes fabric pens handy helpers (kiddos)
First off, make sure the kiddos have clean hands, then begin to paint on the hand the colors that you want. I slopped the paint on there because it seemed to dry pretty fast.
Press their hand down and make sure to press out each finger so you can get the imprint. Slowly peel the hand off of the tablecloth to prevent any smudging.
Add the eyes, (I dotted them with black paint on the end of a paint brush). Then draw on the feet.
Then you can add the beak and wattle (is that what it’s called?).
Write on the name and year for each child.
Repeat with each kiddo and see how cute your tablecloth has become. Since my sister and I are both expecting, I didn’t want to finish the tablecloth this year. I thought we could add to it each year until the entire skirt is full. It will be fun to see how the hands change each year and it will remind us of how thankful we are for these special kids in our family.
Another fun spin on this would be to have each kid hand print a place-mat. Then they could have their own place-mat each year and add a turkey print. So many fun things you can do.
Now if you need some other fun ideas, here are some of my favorites from our site.
Brooke’s Fun Thanksgiving Canvas (Freebie)!
Jen’s oh so sweet Keepsake box
and Nikkala’s Personalized Card Holders for Kids
Hope you enjoy! Please stop by and see what we’re up to today!
What an amazing craft! I’m always looking for ways to hang on to those little moments with my children just a little longer. How fun to see their handprints grow. If you have a lot of nieces and nephews, it would be a great craft to do for grandma and grandpa for Thanksgiving. Thanks, Becky for this wonderful idea!