6 Free Thanksgiving Handprint Templates

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. It is one of our favorite times of the year to bring out the paint and get creative. Download our 6 free Thanksgiving handprint templates below and create some wonderful keepsakes this November.

These Thanksgiving activities for kids are such a lovely way to get messy with the kids while creating happy memories.

thanksgiving handprint craft

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Handprint crafts for Thanksgiving

You probably have all of the supplies to make these fun little Thanksgiving handprints.

These printable handprint art templates are free to print but are for personal use and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of this post to get the pdf file.

Craft supplies needed:

Directions:

Print out the templates below, they will print out on six full pages. They will print in portrait on 8.5″ x 11″ paper, so make sure to check the printer settings.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

This little turkey is thankful for you!

The first Thanksgiving handprint is this little turkey is thankful for you, and it will look like this:

turkey thanksgiving handprint

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprints they want to use. We opted for the traditional brown for our handprint turkey.

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hands. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

brown handprint right

Cover their hand with paint and place their hand upward from the turkey’s body. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully making sure you don’t smudge the handprint.

Let it dry completely before adding googly eyes to the turkey if you want to.

thanksgiving handprint turkey

Turkey Handprint Template

The second Thanksgiving handprint is this super colorful turkey, and it will look like this:

happy thanksgiving handprint

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprints they want to use. We opted for a mixture of brown, red, and yellow for our turkey. If you have multiple children you could get them all to add their hands in a different color.

2 yellow handprints

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hands. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

Cover their hand with paint and place their hand upward from the turkey’s body. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully making sure you don’t smudge the handprint.

thanksgiving handprint happy thanksgiving

Let it dry completely before adding googly eyes to the turkey if you want to.

Happy Fall Y’all Handprint

The third Thanksgiving handprint is Happy Fall Y’all with 2 colorful handprints, and it will look like this:

happy fall y'all thanksgiving handprint

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprints they want to use. We opted for an orange and red handprint. If you have multiple children you could get them all to add their hands in a different color.

red handprint

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hands. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

Cover their hand with paint and place their hand upwards on the page. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully making sure you don’t smudge the handprint.

thanksgiving handprint happy fall y'all

Hello Fall Handprint

The next Thanksgiving handprint is Happy Fall with 2 colorful handprints, and it will look like this:

thanksgiving handprint template hello fall

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprints they want to use. We opted for an orange and red handprint. If you have multiple children you could get them all to add their hands in a different color.

orange handprint 2

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hands. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

Cover their hand with paint and place one of their hands upwards at the top of the yellow leaf, and the second hand points downwards under the orange leaf. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully making sure you don’t smudge the handprint.

thanksgiving handprint hello fall

Grateful Tree Handprint

The next Thanksgiving handprint is the grateful tree with 1 colorful handprint, and it will look like this:

thanksgiving handprint i am grateful for growth

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use. We opted for an orange handprint.

hand and orange paint

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hands. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

orange handprint 2

Cover their hand with paint and place their hand upwards at the top of the tree. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully making sure you don’t smudge the handprint.

thanksgiving handprint grateful tree

My First Thanksgiving Handprint

The last Thanksgiving handprint will make a wonderful keepsake and is for my first Thanksgiving, and it will look like this:

thanksgiving handprint my first thanksgiving

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use, or if they are very young you can choose! We opted for an orange handprint.

hand and orange paint

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hands. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

orange handprint 2

Cover their hand with paint and place their hand upwards in the right top corner. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully making sure you don’t smudge the handprint.

thanksgiving handprint my first
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Other fall ideas

Embrace the beauty of autumn with a medley of captivating fall ideas:

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WANT ALL OUR THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES IN ONE PLACE?

With this assortment of fall ideas, your autumn season is bound to be filled with learning, creativity, and memorable moments for all.

Need to print later? Add this to your Pinterest board or share it on Facebook. You’ll have it handy whenever you’re ready to use it!

Download the Thanksgiving handprint free printable

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 12 July 2024 by Clare Brown

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