Canvas Turkeys with Dreft + Giveaway!

Disclosure: This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Dreft. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. #MessiestBabyContest 

Babies and toddlers get messy all of the time! Whether it is at dinner time, eating their favorite food or when they are creating special masterpieces, we can all agree messy time, is all the time.


The kids and I created some super cute, fun and messy turkeys. Perfect for Thanksgiving all you need is …

First, with a pencil or lightly with a pen, you will want to outline the body of the turkey. Then paint this portion for your child. If your child is older, go ahead and keep it white and have them paint it in!

After you have created the body, tape off some sort of a “circle” shape around the body, like shown below. This was your children will paint in that area and when you remove the paint, you can noticeably tell it’s a turkey!


Then let your kiddos get to town! Let them use whatever colors and brushes they would like and create their own little turkeys. Trust me, it WILL be messy 🙂


Did you know that science has confirmed that when children are getting messy, whether it’s with food, dirt or paint it helps soothe, calm and relax them? I know I can get pretty stressed out when my children are creating messes, but we should all lay back and relax while our children, create and get messy.

After creating our canvas turkeys, I knew that clean-up was going to be super simple. I took their clothes off and threw them into the washer with Dreft. Knowing that I have Dreft available, relieves that stress because I know it will tackle all of those crazy stains!

Some fun facts about Dreft:

  • #1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Gentle on skin
  • Tough on stains
  • Helps remove 99% of baby food stains & outdoor messes


Do you think you have the messiest baby? Are you always doing fun projects inside or outside? Eating fun and messy food? Parents can enter to win Dreft’s America’s Messiest Baby Contest for a chance to have their child featured on the cover of Parent’s Magazine! It’s super simple, just submit a photo of your messy child here OR you can post on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #messiestbabycontest. Winners will also receive a supply of Dreft laundry detergent! Submit your messy baby pictures before November 30th.


Don’t miss the #MessiestBabyContest Twitter Party on Monday, November 14th starting at 9 p.m. R.S.V.P here! There are going to be some awesome prizes including an iRobot Roomba!


Because we all LOVE giveaways, I am teaming up with Dreft and iConnect to give away Dreft product and a $50 American Express gift card! I will announce a winner on Monday, November 14th.  Enter here!

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

48 thoughts on “Canvas Turkeys with Dreft + Giveaway!

  1. The messiest moments were during meal time, food is always fun to play with

  2. We Like to Bake cookies.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    We like to finger paint with different textures of stuff!

  4. we like to play with Playdough

  5. We also enjoyed finger painting! Mu son and I loved being creative and messy! 🙂

  6. shelly peterson says:

    Baking with my grandson is both messy and fun.

  7. Our favorite messy activity is finger painting!

  8. Jessica To says:

    I like to bake with my son which can get messy.

  9. Nancy Loring says:

    My kids love to help me in he garden. No one ever comes out clan after a day of this.

  10. Dinner is the messiest but most fun – since my whole family loves to eat and laugh

  11. We go in the backyard and run, fall, and play with our dog.

  12. We like to cook together, which can get quite messy.

  13. Elizabeth J. says:

    Definitely painting pictures!

  14. Thomas Murphy says:

    we like to play outside in the dirt.


  16. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    We love to bake with my older kids.

  17. We like to go puddle stomping in the rain. Muddy fun

  18. We like create objects with clay.

  19. Tabathia B says:

    Probably carve pumpkins to make jack o lanterns

  20. Baking with kids is always fun but messy.

  21. jalapenomamamn says:

    Messiest and fun activity with the kids would be finger painting.
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you

  22. My kids really love playing in the sandbox. It always makes a mess, but they don’t care 🙂

  23. amyers7793 says:

    Love dreft!

  24. amyers7793 says:

    We love to paint and cut and glue!

  25. marilynnawara says:

    We love to go for walks outside and play in the sand box.

  26. Our messiest would be gardening outside together

  27. Oh your canvas turkeys look so fun!! One of our messiest is pudding painting! Oh we have so much fun with it…mix up the colors or the puddings and make different pictures and designs. Always a mess…but oh so fun!

  28. I like baking bread with my little ones

  29. Emily Smith says:

    I would say the messiest is jumping in mud puddles. But it’s so fun for all of us!

  30. We love baking together.

  31. Jennifer Odom says:

    WE love to finger paint! Eating is our messiest activity!

  32. Lisa Nelson says:

    Playing with flour!

  33. Susan Christy says:

    Cooking is definitely the messiest.

  34. My son is 19, but the messiest thing we do is probably in the kitchen. We can destroy it with cooking or baking.

  35. Nicole Flynn says:

    It’s tough between cooking and finger paonting. I will have to pick finger painting because the last time more was on the floor than the paper canvases.

  36. Ellie Wright says:

    Baking is the funnest and messiest activity I like to do with my grandkids.

  37. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love to get the water colors out and let them paint even though it is a mess to clean up!

  38. Tonya flores says:

    We love to make cool craft projects with my Cricut machine.

  39. Tiffany Greene Elliott says:

    Letting my kids finger paint can be the messiest at times!

  40. Juanita May says:

    Baking cookies, we always end up with a mess.

  41. Anita Jude says:

    make cookies with the grandkids

  42. This is soo cute!! My 6 month old just needs to eat to get messy. My 3 year old uses paint and play doh!

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