This table runner is one of my very favorite Thanksgiving decorations. As my children’s hands get bigger with each year this keepsake becomes more and more precious to me. I bought fabric at Joann’s that has the look and feel of natural linen. I sewed olive bias tape around the edges with my sewing machine. I painted the kids hands with acrylic paint to create Pilgrims, Indians, turkeys, and the Mayflower. Pay close attention to which fingers you should and shouldn’t paint to create the various images.
Paint four fingers in different colored paint for the feathers excluding the thumb. Once again, the palm is painted with flesh tone to create the face. The hair, facial features, and feather detail was added afterward for our cute Indian brave. Have your child spread out their fingers when you make the print.