How to Make a Turkey Hat Craft for Kids

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Looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft to do with your kids? Why not try making this turkey hat craft with your kids! This is a simple project that can be completed in just a few minutes, and the results are adorable. Kids will love wearing their turkey hats while they celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Read on for instructions on how to make this craft. Turkey hats are a fun and easy craft for kids to make! All you need is some construction paper, scissors, and glue. Here’s how to make your own turkey hat.

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Supplies needed to make this Turkey Hat Craft

Foam craft sheets in brown, yellow, red, orange, and green

Elastic string

Needle or small hole punch

Paper cup or circle templates in two sizes

Pencil or pen


Foam glue or Glue Dots

2 wiggly eyes

Faux feathers in red, yellow, orange, and green (or if you want to use this Turkey Feather Template, you could print out your own feathers and color them whatever color you like)

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How to Make a Foam Turkey Headband Craft

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First, cut a strip of brown foam that is about eight inches long and two inches wide. This will be the band of the hat.

Poke a small hole in each side of the strip. Cut a length of string about 10 inches long and poke through one side of the headband. Tie into a knot. Poke the elastic through the other side but do not tie.

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Next, cut a circle out of brown foam by placing the cup to make a circle or by using circle templates. Trace a large and a small circle on the brown foam, then cut out the circles.

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Glue the smaller circle over the larger circle. that is about six inches in diameter. This will be the top of the hat.

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On the smaller circle, attach the wiggly eyes, beak, and waddle. Allow to dry completely.

Cut the red foam into a waddle. Cut the orange foam into a beak.

add feathers to the turkey headband craft

Flip the headband and attach the feathers to the back of the turkey. Allow to dry.

picture of a child wearing the turkey hat craft

Place the headband on the child and gently tighten the elastic using the loose end. Remove the headband and tie the loose end in a knot. Cut any excess elastic.

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Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and feast with family, and what better way to get into the spirit than by making your own foam turkey hat craft! This project is perfect for kids of all ages and can be done with just a few simple supplies.

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Check out our other Thanksgiving Crafts and Printables: How to Create a Gratitude Box,

Thanksgiving Art and Printables for Kids,

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This Thanksgiving, get your child in the thanksgiving spirit by making this Turkey hat craft. You may also enjoy this Turkey Feather Template for Fun crafts at Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy it and Happy Thanksgiving!

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