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Hand Stamped Turkeys on a Bread Basket Liner

With Thanksgiving around the corner, dress up your table for the holiday. We created this fun painted and stamped turkey bread basket liner using our hands for turkeys. This couldn’t have been a more fun project for the kids to make, helping decorate your table for Thanksgiving dinner.

Here’s how we stamped our turkeys:

Supplies for Thanksgiving Bread Basket Liner

  • piece of plain colored fabric – 18 in x 21 in – you can hem the edges, but I left them cut to fray in the wash for a more rugged look.
  • fabric paint
  • paint brush, a few sizes
  • paper cups and plates
  • newspaper
  • little hands

1. Pour your paint into small paper cups. Then using your paint brush, place some paint onto your paper plate, into the shape of a turkey. We used red, yellow, and brown.

2. Place newspaper underneath your fabric. Have your child stamp their hand into the plate, the colors all sort of mixed together to form a fun stamp with their hands for a turkey. Then stamp their hands onto the piece of fabric carefully. Press their whole hand down, and each finger, making sure it gets stamped everywhere on the fabric. Lift their hands up carefully. Repeat this process for as many stamps as you’d like to make. Each of my 3 kids did 2 stamps, making 6 turkeys.

3. Once the hands are stamped, using a thin paint brush, paint on some orange legs and a beak, as well as a red waddle on the beak.

4. Let this dry overnight. Heat set it if you’re using a fabric paint (5 minutes under an iron). Then give it a wash and iron it flat. Now it’s ready for the Thanksgiving table.

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