Before starting this activity you will need to prep the materials if working with younger children. If working with older children you can simply give them directions and allow them to trace, draw, and cut out the feathers and remaining pieces on their own.
To make the feathers you will trace your child’s hand onto five to six different colored pieces of paper and cut them out. You can also do this the quicker way by tracing your child’s hand onto one color of paper and stacking it on top of other colors. Then cut around the hand while all of the pieces of paper are still stacked and you will end up with multiple traced hands.
You can also choose to create a puppet with more standard turkey feathers if desired. You can draw a feather shape and cut them out of different colored construction paper. You also can print them (there are a ton of awesome turkey feather templates at livecrafteat) onto different colored pieces of paper and cut them out.
You will also need to cut out a snood from red paper, a beak from orange or yellow paper, and eyes from white paper if you choose to do this instead of googly eyes.