So now your kids know how to draw a turkey, but do they know how to finger paint a turkey?

This is super easy for kids, even my little one year old got in on the fun!


  • Paint (you could even try our homemade paint)
  • Paper
  • Plates to hold the paint
  • Paper towels for clean up
  • And of course, fingers!

Watch How To Finger Paint A Turkey

If you’re having trouble watching the video here, watch it on YouTube!

Step By Step

  1. Use red, yellow, and orange to make overlapping handprints. This makes the turkey’s tail feathers.
  2. Use brown and paint a pair shape in the middle of the feathers.
  3. Use white and make two spots for the eyes. Be sure to add the pupils with a darker color.
  4. Then paint an upside down triangle for the beak, we used yellow.
  5. Next add a red wattle, the part that hangs from a turkey’s beak.
  6. Last, use yellow to paint the turkey’s legs and toes.

That’s it!

After your kids paint their own turkeys, be sure to take a picture and send it to us. We would love to feature it in our gallery!

  • Stephanie from EtsyKids Team

    Hi, I wanted to let you know I featured this on the EtsyKids Team blog along with 50 other Thanksgiving crafts, recipes and printables for kids.

    • Rob

      Thanks Stephanie! What an awesome post, this is going to keep us busy for a while.

      Kind Regards,


  • Lesly

    OMG Rob this is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!!!!! LOVE his little hand! we have a baby too and we can’t wait to get him involved in the messy fun but he is still too young (5 months) but definitely in about a year.
    We love your videos!! they are so real, so natural, so similar to our own time when we do art at home!!!

    • Rob

      Haha, Lesly you’re awesome!

      After recording the video, I realized that he did like it. He just wanted to do it himself (that little stinker), he just didn’t want me controlling his hand :)

      You’ll love doing things like this with your baby! It’ll make you laugh.

      I’m really glad you like the format of our videos. When I first started, it was really frustrating because I wanted to make them without mistakes…I don’t know what I was thinking! It wasn’t fun at all, because it was so stressful. I actually felt like quitting. Then we did another video, and we decided to do it without cutting out the mistakes and just take what we get. It was a ton more fun, and relaxing. The kids enjoyed it so much more, and it was faster.

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