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Published: November 28, 2015

Turkey Hats

Cute and super simple, this turkey hat craft is a good one to get the kids working on while you put the finishing touches on the holiday feast. Then the little turkeys can wear their new hats to the table. Party!!!

Materials Needed:

  • Construction Paper
  • Black Marker or Crayon
  • Mason Jar Lid or similar
  • Pencil
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors

To Make:

  • Cut brown paper into 3 inch strips. Take two strips and glue them end to end.
  • Trace jar lid twice onto white paper and cut. Draw a black circle in each to make the eyes.
  • Cut six strips of paper that are around 8 inches by 3 inches. Fold them in half and trim to give them a feather shape. Cut slits up and down the sides to give the feathers fringe.
  • Cut a triangle for the beak. Cut two small strips and two small triangles to make the the turkey feet.
  • Glue eyes, beak, and feet onto brown strip.
  • Place around child’s head to get size for hat.
  • Glue together so that hat fit snug.
  • Glue six feathers onto the back of the hat.
  • Gobble, gobble!


  • If you are planning on using this craft during your festivities, you may want to pre cut the feathers, eyes, beak, etc and allow the kids to cut their own fringe and assemble the hat themselves.
  • If you have brown paper sacks from your grocery shopping, those work well in the place of brown paper. You can use brown for the feathers too.

Having pictures of my turkeys in their hats was not a success. Where are all the good models when you need them?