These turkey hats are so festive and lots of fun to make! This would be a great party craft for any Thanksgiving celebration in your home or classroom. With a brown paper grocery bag, some construction paper, and a little creativity, kids can decorate a turkey hat of their very own.
To make a turkey hat of your own, you will need:
- brown paper grocery bag
- wiggle eyes
- colored construction paper
- tape or stapler
Begin by cutting the bottom off of a brown paper grocery bag, as shown. You will need the top portion of the bag to form the body of the turkey.
Next, use a pencil to draw an outline similar to the shape shown below.
Once the outline is drawn, use scissors to carefully cut out the shape. It should look like this:
For those of you who may be doing this project in a classroom setting, you may want to have all of the bands cut out ahead of time.
Now comes the fun part!
Open up the bag to form the headband for the turkey hat. Gently curl the top point down, since this will become the turkey’s beak.
Invite the students to use glue to attach wiggle eyes and a yellow construction paper beak.
Next, students can use pencil to trace a feather-shaped pattern onto colored construction paper.
Invite students to use safety scissors to cut out the feather shapes. A grown up helper can fan them out and secure with a stapler, as shown.
Use tape to secure the paper feathers to the inside of the turkey hat’s band.
You may need to adjust the band for a proper fit. Measure and secure the band with tape as needed.
Your students will want to wear their festive turkey hats for all of their Thanksgiving celebration events! Gobble, gobble!!