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Turkey Headband Craft for Kids
This is a fun and easy Turkey Headband Craft perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers!
It’s not only fun to make and wear, but your little ones will get some great fine motor skills practice while doing it!
Materials Needed For Thanksgiving Turkey Headbands
- Construction Paper (Red, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green)
- Googly Eyes
- Glue Stick and Craft Glue
- Stapler (optional)
- Littler Hands for feathers
How To Make Turkey Headband Craft for Kids
- The first thing to do is all your construction paper to the size and length you need them.
- Use brown construction paper as the band around your child’s head. I used two strips for each and stapled the ends together, but you can also glue them if you like. If you glue, make sure to allow it time to dry. If not, the headband will fall apart. After stapling one end, I wrapped it around each of their heads to see where it needed to be stapled again.
- I drew the turkey’s body on brown construction paper using a pencil.
- Cut the orange construction paper into strips. This will be the turkey’s legs.
- On a piece of construction paper, draw your child’s hand. Stacking all the colors together, cut out the hand prints.
- I drew the turkey’s foot and beak on a piece of orange construction paper.
You can easily find a turkey body template on Pinterest or even a simple Google research.
- For my youngest, I cut out all the pieces and laid them out for her so that I could help her step by step, while my oldest worked independently next to us most of the way through. Have your child glue the turkey’s eyes and beak to the turkey’s body.
- I had to help my youngest with the legs, but I showed my oldest daughter once, and she got the hang of it. Your little ones might need help folding the strip in the correct direction, but it’s a great way to practice fine motor skills.
- Using the orange strips of construction paper, fold the paper like an accordion, back and forth.
- Glue the turkey’s feet at the bottom of your accordion strips.
- Now you are ready to glue all the pieces on your brown head band.
- Glue the turkey’s body on the front of the headband and the legs dangling to the side.
- For the handprints, you can either glue or staple them on.
My girls wanted to wear their turkeys, so I stapled the handprints on the back (on the inside of the strip), knowing that they would not wait for the glue to dry.
I think they enjoyed this craft! They wore their turkey headbands all afternoon, and even the hubby thought it was cute.
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What’s your favorite Turkey Craft to do with your kiddos?
*First published on Nov 14, 2013*
So Cute!!! May I feature it in a future Thanksgiving round up post like this one http://funhandprintart.blogspot.com/2012/11/handprint-footprint-turkey-crafts-round.html
Yes, absolutely 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!
Cute head bands! I had toyed around with the idea of making something similar, but we haven’t yet!
They were so much fun to make 🙂
So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
Thanks for stopping by Carrie!
Cute craft! I just wanted to let you know that I have a kids activities submission site (Simply Creative Kids) and I am linking to this post if you don’t mind. You are welcome to submit your ideas to my site if you’d like.
Thank you for sharing 🙂
Adam Jones says
They’re really very cute and adorable. Both girls are also looking very sweet.