Thanksgiving Art With KeaBabiesWith a little help from one of the KeaBabies Inkless Ink Pads sets, and some simple craft supplies, you can create many different Thanksgiving-themed projects that you and your little ones can cherish for years to come!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and what better way to commemorate this fun holiday than with some adorable keepsake art projects! With a little help from one of the KeaBabies Inkless Ink Pads sets, and some simple craft supplies, you can create many different Thanksgiving-themed projects that you and your little ones can cherish for years to come! Handprint and footprint keepsake art is such an adorable way to keep track of how quickly our little ones grow. Place your art projects in simple frames, and pack them away after the holidays with your other decorations so that you can continue to display them year after year.
The KeaBabies Inkless Ink Pads come in 4 colors: black, red, green, and blue. Any of these colors would be perfect for creating cute Thanksgiving art pieces - but simple black would be the most versatile! The inkless pads come in sets of two, and are perfect for art projects with babies and toddlers! The ink is specially formulated to not leave any residue on your little one’s delicate hands and feet, making it 100% baby-safe. It is mess-free and easy to use for both caregivers and kids! Each set comes with two ink pads, an instruction manual, and 8 art cards. Preserve all of life’s precious little moments with these adorable ink sets.
Grab a pack of the KeaBabies Inkless Ink Pads and some simple craft supplies like non-toxic paint, craft feathers, craft plastic eyeballs, construction paper, some markers, and glue - and you’ll be ready to create many different Thanksgiving-themed masterpieces with your little ones this week.
Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving handprint keepsake crafts you can try with your family this holiday week:
- Handprint turkey: This craft is simple and adorable. It’s best to use multiple ink or paint colors if you have them, but if not, that’s totally fine! Simply stamp your baby’s handprint onto a piece of paper about 4-5 times to look like the turkey’s feathers. Be sure to fan out your child’s fingers as much as possible before stamping. After the ink or paint dries, cut out the turkey’s body from some brown construction paper and add some plastic craft eyes, and you’ll have an adorable little turkey keepsake to display for Thanksgiving!
- Apple handprint: This craft is simple and quick, and celebrates one of the fun fall adventures your family might have participated in - apple picking! Simply stamp your baby’s hand onto a piece of paper using red or green ink, and then use paint or markers to add a stem and leaves!
- Fall leaves: Stamp your baby’s handprint onto a piece of paper 3-4 times. Once the ink or paint is dry, use a black marker to draw lines and stems onto the handprints, making them look like colorful fall leaves.
- Baby pumpkin: Although Halloween has passed, pumpkins are still a beautiful fall decoration. Stamp your baby’s hand with orange paint or ink onto a white piece of paper. Once dry, cut out the handprint and glue onto an orange circular piece of contraction paper. Glue the circle onto a green or brown piece of construction paper, and use a marker or paint to add a stem. You’ll be able to cherish your little one’s tiny handprint for years to come!
- Fall tree: Gather a few different colors of paint or ink in fall colors (red, brown, yellow, green) and stamp your baby’s hand several times at the top of a piece of paper, overlapping the handprints a little. This will serve as the leaves of the tree. Draw or paint the tree trunk underneath the collection of handprints, and you’ll have a lovely tree with fall colors!
- Fall cornucopia: Cut out a cornucopia using brown construction paper, and glue onto a white piece of paper. Using several colors or paint or ink, stamp your baby’s handprint multiple times at the opening of the cornucopia to look like a colorful fall bounty.
- Fall acorns: Acorns are plentiful this time of year, so why not create a cute art piece to mimic the little acorns you’ll see on the ground? Get some brown ink or paint, and stamp your baby’s handprint onto a piece of paper two times. This will serve as the base of each acorn. Using brown construction paper, cut out two caps for the acorns, and glue above the handprints.
Try these projects at home with your little ones so that you’ll have adorable keepsake art to cherish for years to come!
Meet Our KeaMommy Contributor: Kaitlyn Torrez
I’m Kaitlyn Torrez, from the San Francisco Bay Area. I live with my husband and two children, Roman and Logan. I’m a former preschool teacher, currently enjoying being a stay at home mom. I love all things writing, coffee, and chocolate. In my free time, I enjoy reading, blogging, and working out.