Every year for the major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter) my mother in law, sister in law, and or I come up with crafts to do with the kids.
Sometimes it’s edible. Sometimes it’s not. But we always try to find at least one craft for them to do to keep them occupied while the cooking is going on.
A few years ago, we made handprint turkey cookies!
It was a super easy project, the kids loved it, the adults thought it was adorable, and they tasted pretty darn good afterwards too!
Really, this is a great project for kids and adults alike!
What You Need:
Sugar Cookie Dough (I still have not found the recipe yet. Every year I try a new recipe because I just haven’t found the one. You can purchase the sugar cookie dough mix from the store, or if you have a recipe you swear by, please share!)
Construction paper or card stock
Edible decorations (sprinkles, gum drops, etc.)
What You Do:
To start, trace yours or your child’s hand onto construction paper or card stock. I recommend keeping the fingers apart slightly – as they cook they will come closer together.
Cut out the handprints. This will be your stencil.
Make your sugar cookie dough as directed – either from the mixed packet or your recipe (that you need to share with me!)
Once your dough is made, roll it out to about half an inch.
Once the dough is rolled out, place your handprint stencil over the dough and cut out a dough handprint with a butter knife.
Carefully remove the cut out dough handprint and place on cookie sheet.
Continue to cut out dough handprints and place on cookie sheet. Be sure to leave enough space for them on the cookie sheet so they do not stick together.
Bake cookies as directed.
When they are done, they will resemble handprint turkeys that can be frosted and decorated!
The above turkey was mine (hence it was labeled “mom”) and the one below was Buggy’s (at almost age 4).
You can use any frosting and decorations. I think we had gumdrops and sprinkles on hand, but you can use your imagination and use whatever your heart desires to make your turkies!
You can find more great turkey treats for kids to make over at Simmworks Family Blog!