Keepsake Thanksgiving Plate - Footprint Turkey

I found a fall themed plate at Dollar Tree & thought it would be cute to make something with my baby's footprint on it. Of course this would look cute on a plain plate as well! I decided to do a cute Footprint Turkey design to display as a Thanksgiving decoration and have as a keepsake for her to have forever.

Supplies Needed:
  • plate
  • enamel paints- I use Folk Art Enamel Paint. I just have the primary colors + black & white; I mix them together to get the other colors. You can usually find them at craft stores.
  • paintbrushes
  • child's foot - one that fits on that plate
  • plate holder (optional)
  • washable marker (optional)

1. Paint the child's foot brown and press down on the plate in the center.
2. Let dry.
3. Using a washable marker, draw on a feather design that you like. If you are not happy with how it looks, erase the lines with a napkin, washcloth, or even a wet wipe of some sort and start over.

4. Paint in the feathers.
5. Paint as many coats needed making sure you let it dry between each coat.

6. Paint on the facial features and feet. I was trying to make the turkey look girlie by putting on eyelashes, but it turned out looking more mad than girlie.
7. Paint on any details you would like to add to your feathers.
8. Place the child's name, age, & year (optional).

Linking up to these ongoing parties!


Charlene said...

This is absolutely adorable - Love love love!!

I would love for you to share this on my kids linky party, Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land (

Vicky said...

This is adorable! You always have the best projects that are cute and create memories. I am a new FB fan visiting from Adventures in Mommy-land. Vicky from Mess For Less

artsy_momma said...

Thank you so much Vicky!

Charlene said...

Thank you for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land...hope to see you again soon!!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

I LOVE this plate! I will definitely be making one next year!

Thanks for linking your idea to the Sunday Showcase last week. Hope to see you this week!


Chris said...

Aw, this is so adorable. What a delightful idea. Thanks so much for sharing this. I have recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop on over and visit mine also and perhaps you would like to follow me too. I would like that. Hugs, Chris

Anonymous said...

Great Idea! Turkeys are special in our family because my youngest child came home from the hospital on Thanksgiving Day, so he is known as our little turkey. Another spin on this would be to use a dollar store clear glass plate. Paint on the back of the plate using glass paint, and you could then actually serve food off of it.

artsy_momma said...

That is a great idea! Thank you for sharing :)-Amanda

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