We made these fun paper plate turkey hats to celebrate Thanksgiving! As the holiday draws near, we love a cute Thanksgiving craft for kids.
A paper plate turkey craft
We sure are. Soon it will be time to prep our Thanksgiving dinner menu and spend our time with loved ones! We love crafting, especially during the holidays, so we looked around in our craft bin and came up with these fun Thanksgiving paper plate turkey hats.
Spending time together is so important, crafting is one of the ways we converse, learn, create and have fun as a family. Making these turkey hats for kids was a lot of fun for us to create together!
Thanksgiving crafts for kids – Paper Plate Turkey Hats
Try making these Thanksgiving paper plate turkey hats with your kids! If you’ve got paint, scissors, glue, and paper plates, you can make these right away. Here’s how to make this easy and fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids…
Materials needed to make two Thanksgiving hats:
- 1 white paper plate
- brown paint – I mixed green and red
- colored construction paper
- 4 googly eyes
- craft or school glue
- hole punch (optional)
How to make a turkey hat
To get started on this DIY turkey hat craft, cut your paper plates in half, right down the middle. Paint the raised side/underside of the plate completely brown. This will be the base of the hat. Allow about 30 minutes to dry.
While your turkey hat is drying, cut out your turkey’s feathers. To make sure they all come out the same size, first cut a feather from one of the pieces of construction paper, sitting landscape. That will be your template, and trace this one to make the rest, and cut each one out. You’ll need 10 feathers total, 5 for each hat. Make sure you save the paper scraps!
Glue on the paper turkey feathers
Next, flip over your brown paper plate and glue on your feathers, curved side up (the inside/white side of the hat). Spread glue on about half of each feather and press onto the back of the plate, so that the other half of the feather is sticking up and can be seen on the other side. Allow the feathers a few minutes to dry and set.
Flip the hat over and glue on the googly eyes. With the paper scraps you saved, cut out a triangle shape for the beak and a weird squiggly shape for the waddle. Glue them on below the eyes in the desired locations.
Your Thanksgiving craft hat is almost finished!
Allow your hat to dry, then punch or cut holes in each side and tie two pieces of ribbon on each. Make sure each side is long enough to go around the back of the head and tie a bow with. When it’s ready, tie it onto the back of your child’s head and wear it proudly!
Wear that paper plate turkey hat!
My kids had fun making their hats, now they’re all set for turkey day! I hope y’all enjoy making this one, this is one of my favorite Thanksgiving turkey crafts for kids! Also, this free printable Thanksgiving banner is a super cute homemade decoration for your house.
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