So, I really wanted to do a Thanksgiving art project with Riley, but I needed it to be low key as I'm still recovering. The answer of course was hand turkeys. We did ours a little differently. Instead of tracing her hand we made brown hand prints with paint. Now, if you have time and paint it's much cuter to do the palm brown and paint the fingers different colors (for the feathers). I did her whole hand brown and used two hand prints per sheet of construction paper. We used her left hand so they are playing follow the leader, but you can use each hand and have them chatting if you like. Also if you let your toddler choose pieces of construction paper you might want to pull black out of the options it doesn't read well.
As you can see we just drew on the hand prints with markers. I had a hard time with the googly eyes on the ghost footprints and less patience this time. By all means go nuts add feathers, googly eyes and glitter.