My MIL loves to decorate for every.single. holiday. And by that, I mean she changes out pillows, candles, cushions, throws, art etc and adds holiday specific items to go with the holiday color scheme! So I knew she would love to display a fall canvas from her grandchildren. Boy was I right! I know you have seen the handprint turkeys all over Pinterest. Here is my take on it!
What you need:
- scrapbook paper
- mod podge
- permanent marker
- cute little willing hands to paint!
Unfortunately I do not have step by step pics…sorry! I will do my best to talk you through it!
- Modpodge the scrapbook paper to the canvas by putting a thin layer of glue on the canvas and then a tin layer on the back of the paper. Then carefully place the paper onto the canvas trying to avoid bubbles. Smooth out any bubbles . Apply a thin layer of glue to the front of the paper. Let dry.
- Once the canvas is dry, get your willing participants and paint their hands. I chose to paint each finger a different color to make the feathers. Then carefully place their hand onto the canvas. Repeat with the other hand.
- Add beak, legs, eye and wattle to the turkey. Also, you can add whatever sentiment you would like. I chose Gobble, Gobble. And for this I actually printed it out on regular paper and traced it with a sharpie. The sharpie bled through onto the canvas and then I was able to fill it in to finish it.
Let me know if you have any questions!