Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Canvas and Fabric Hand Print Turkey Tutorial

I am scrapping Tasty Tuesdays today in favor of this friend. I wanted to share this fun friend with you before Thanksgiving is over. This little guy is made out of the shapes of my daughter's hand and foot. Which makes it a sentimental decoration.

You will need:
A canvas
Paint (I used a tan)
Brown, Red, Yellow and Orange fabric
Google eyes
Yellow and Red fun foam scraps or use can use fabric
Paper for tracing

First of all trace your child's hand and foot. I think this project would be really fun for those with multiple children to make one turkey with all sorts of sizes of feathers. After you have your pattern, pin the hand onto your fabric. Pin EVERY finger. Trust me, it is much easier. Then cut out the hands. I cut two yellow, two red and one orange. Cut one foot piece in brown.

Paint your canvas. I did a simple streaky brown because that is the look I was going for. If you wanted you could paint a farm scene for the turkey to be apart of. Starting with the feathers that you want to be at the very back, Mod Podge the hands onto the canvas. I started with the yellow hands and then place the red hands on top and then the orange. I finished with the turkey body.
Add a final coat of Mod Podge to the canvas and allow to dry. 

Add your google eyes, beak (a triangle of yellow fun foam) and the wattle (basically a teardrop shape of red foam) with glue. 

I think it would be fun to pain the background as a Thanksgiving scene.
You could add things you are grateful for it the hands if you would like.


Lu said...

A wattle! That's what it's called...

I LOVE this. Such a cute thing to do every year and have a gallery of turkeys. You could save yourself some pinning and trace the hands/feet on freezer paper - it's waxed on one side so you can iron it to your fabric, cut it out, and then peel it off and (theoretically) reuse it. I just started using it and I LOVE it. Almost as much as I LOVE this turkey and the little girl who made it. :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

this is super super cute!! thanks for linking up with us

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

Cute idea! :-) Will have to remember this in the years to come!

Alli @ Cupcake Diaries said...

This is such a good idea! My son would love this. Thank you for linking up at the Thanksgiving Linky Party!