I traced my hand and made a turkey with it today. As I put the little triangle on the thumb to make the beak I remembered making hand turkeys as a child. How clever the person who first traced their hand to make an animal must have been. It always came out looking just like the gobbler no matter how bad you were at drawing. Now, as I look at the awkward misshapen creation, I wonder if people would still eat turkey if it really looked like this… Probably. As strange as the hand turkeys may come out, I’m thankful that all children have a built in turkey stencil.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!