Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Turkey Handprint Plate {DIY}

Hello there Tuesday! I don't know about all of you, but I am in the best mood this week! The holidays are here and we have so much fun stuff coming up!

Today I'm sharing an adorable turkey handprint plate the kids and I made over the weekend. Well, technically it's a handprint and a footprint plate.

I love making these plates, you can see the one we made for Christmas 2 years ago here.  I plan on doing one for each upcoming holiday, I need to get them done before Brayden's  hands/feet don't fit anymore!

Here's what you need:

  • White plate (I found mine at the Dollar store)
  • Gloss enamel paint (must be the gloss enamel kind)

For this plate, I did Ella's footprint first, let it dry, then did Brayden's handprints, let those dry, and finally Avery's handprints.  Once the handprints were dry, I went back over the turkey with brown paint to fill it in. The reason I did the foot first is because I actually tried this before and did the handprints first, then the footprint and the turkey looked more like a peacock - the feathers were not coming right out the sides. It was pretty comical looking and I figured since the plates are only $1, we would try again.  I'm so glad we did!

Once the brown paint was dry, I painted on eyes and a nose. Then I went around the plate and made dots. 

Then it was time to bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. The back of the paint bottles actually says to wait 4 days to bake, but I've never done that and my plates have held up just fine (I have one of just Brayden and Ella from a few years ago and it's still in perfect condition)

And there you have it, a super easy and adorable momento to celebrate the holiday and also remember how little your kids hands/feet are!

*linking up with Our Pretty Little Girls


  1. This, this is ADORABLE! I love that all of the kids had a part in making this plate.

  2. Great craft and my girls love painting their hands and feet now.

  3. Such a fun idea! I'm going to have to use this once little nugget actually opens his hand if we try to paint on it and doesn't squeeze it into a fist...yeah those projects are on the back burner for now lol Beautifully Candid

  4. This is precious. You are going to cherish these one day, Lizzie.

  5. That is such a cute keepsake! I absolutely love it!