Thanksgiving is almost here, so here come turkey crafts galore! As a teacher and a mom, I am all about easy crafts for kids. One of my favorite things to do with children is create some kind of cute headband to celebrate the upcoming holiday! Kids love headbands and its a great way to show off their work to others! You can do this in your classroom or even do it as a fun craft at home!
I forced my 15 year old son to make one. He did it “kicking and screaming” the whole time, but in the end, he secretly liked it! He had me take this photo to show his friends!
My two year old even made one, of course, she needed help, but I was really impressed with her turkey feathers she created!
What I love about this activity, is that you don’t need a lot of “stuff” to make it!
*orange, brown, yellow, red, orange, and white construction paper
*CTP border for headband
1. Cut paper plate in half
2. Color edge of paper plate in alternating colors (turkey feathers)
3. Cut a brown sheet of construction paper to fit in the center of the paper plate
4. Cut a yellow circle for the head (I used a Mason jar for the circle template)
5. Use an orange triangle for the beak
6. Use a red sheet of construction paper for the turkey gobbler
7. Cut white circles for the eyes or use pre-made googly eyes from a craft store.
8. Use long strips of orange construction paper for the legs. Accordian fold and cut slits at the end for turkey feet.
I used a cute scalloped border from Creative Teaching Press (Lots of Dots Yellow border #1103) for an adorable headband! I stapled each end to my paper plate turkey and adjusted the headband to fit each child’s head.
There you go! The easiest turkey craft for your kiddos!
By Melanie R. of Michigan.Pin It