Turkey Headdress

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Turkey Headdress

Your child will adore this turkey headdress, maybe as much as we do! Make this cutie in less than an hour.

Download Turkey Headdress Template

What you'll need

  • Construction paper: brown, black, yellow, orange, red, green
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • 2 medium wiggle eyes
  • White craft glue (for eyes)
  • Patterns

You can use a stapler for the headband, but we prefer using the glue stick since it eliminates the risk of pricking fingers or pulling your child's hair. Craft foam can be used as a sturdier replacement for the construction paper. Construction paper is inexpensive and often available at dollar stores.

How to make it

  1. Print out the patterns. The first two patterns contain all the parts that you will need EXCEPT for the main body piece. The last pattern is the full picture of the turkey. Use this as a guide when putting your headdress together.  

  2. Cut out the pieces as directed on the pattern. Refer to the template for all the assembly steps below.  

  3. Assemble body: Glue the black circle to the large brown circle. Glue the small brown circle to the black circle.  

  4. Glue the brown tail feather to the back of the body, in the center. Glue the other feathers in place, beginning with the yellow at the bottom and working your way up (see image). Next later on the green, then orange, then red pieces. Use the glue stick to secure all the feathers to one another.  

  5. Glue the gobbler to the small brown circle, and then glue the yellow beak over the gobbler. Use white craft glue to attach the wiggle eyes.  

  6. Make the headband by folding a piece of construction paper lengthwise, about 2" in width. Cut two strips, and then glue them together to make one long strip. Wrap strip around child's head to get a comfortable fit and mark the measurement. Trim if needed.  

  7. Find the center of the strip and secure the turkey to the strip and let dry.  

  8. Glue ends of headband together.

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