{DIY Tutorial} Turkey Handprint Shirt

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Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without a handprint turkey. I turned Logan’s little hand into a felt turkey and ironed it on to a shirt that he can wear for the turkey eating festivities. The hardest part of this project was getting a 16 month old to sit still long enough to trace his hand. I plan on cutting out the little turkey and framing it, to be used in my Thanksgiving decorating next year. Happy Turkey Day!


Shirt (I found mine on clearance at Target)
Heat-n-Bond No Sew Iron On Adhesive
6 Pieces of Different Colored Felt (large enough to fit a tiny handprint)
Pen or Pencil
1 Piece of Cardstock

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Step 1: Trace your little one’s handprint on a piece of cardstock. Cut out the handprint.

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Step 2: Iron a small piece (big enough for a handprint) of no sew Heat-n-Bond onto the 6 pieces of felt.

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Step 3: Trace the entire handprint onto the Heat-n-Bond backing of the piece of felt that you want to use for the turkey’s body. I used a brown piece of felt for the body.

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Step 4: Trace each finger (except the thumb) onto the Heat-n-Bond backing of 4 different colors of felt. Each finger will get a different color of felt. Cut out the fingers.

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Step 5: Cut a wattle (that wobbly red thing on the turkey’s neck) out of the remaining piece of felt that you adhered Heat-n-Bond to.

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Step 6: Iron the whole handprint onto the shirt. Next, iron on each individual finger and the wattle.

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Step 7: Place shirt on child and enjoy your turkey!

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