How to Paint Pottery & Ceramics: Turkey Hand Prints
Who doesn't love making turkey hand prints! Making turkeys with your child's hand prints on a platter is a great and unique idea, and you don't have to wait until Thanksgiving! Imagine serving a turkey dinner on a platter like this for years to come!
Oval Rim Platter Bisque
Paint Colors: Yellow (4); Orange (10); Maroon (22); and Brown (71)
Fun Writer Colors: Yellow (4); Maroon (22); Dark Brown (72); White; and Black
Small, Medium and Large Flat Brushes
Sponge with Handle x 4
Make hand prints on unpainted bisque – using a sponge with handle, dab paint onto the hand. Use multiple colors to differentiate between the turkey’s body and feathers. Place the hand directly onto the plate and push down on the fingers, palm and heel. Pick the hand straight up.
TIP -- It’s easy to center and line up the words on the top and bottom of the plate. Simply count the characters, including the spaces, of each word or phrase to determine the middle character.
With small, medium, and large flat brushes, paint stripes around the rim of the platter. Use just one coat of paint for a faded, fall looking effect.
TIP – To help you evenly space out the stripes, think of the platter like it is a clock. Start with stripes and 12 and 6 o’clock, and then simply paint in between your previous stripes until you are happy with the spacing.
With a White fun writer, make dots for eyes
With an Orange fun writer, draw a triangle for the beak
With a Maroon fun writer, draw a squiggly line for the turkey’s gobbler
With a Brown fun writer, draw stick legs
With a Black fun writer, make dots for the pupils in the eyes
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