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Turkey Headband Craft For Kids [With Free Template]

If there’s one thing that comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving, it’s got to be turkeys!

While we love Thanksgiving dinner, complete with a juicy turkey, we also love crafting and spending time together as a family.

This turkey headband craft is a perfect way to build new family memories, craft, and get in the Thanksgiving spirit.

We’re giving you a printable template to make this headband with your kids too! And if you don’t want to craft, you can also print out the black and white version and have the kids color their headband instead!

This is a simple activity that’s ideal for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary aged children.

Also, be sure to check out all of our turkey activities for kids!

Turkey Craft For Preschool

turkey headband craft image collage with the words headband turkey craft in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces.

hands holding turkey headband template

Glue the eyes in the center of the turkey’s head. Glue the turkey’s beak just below the eyes.

hands gluing eyes onto headband turkey craft
hands gluing beak onto headband turkey craft

Place the snood just above the beak and glue in place.

hands gluing snood onto headband turkey craft

Assemble the turkey feathers by fanning them out and gluing or taping them together.

hands gluing paper turkey feathers together

Add the headband extenders to the headband base by taping them together, then form a circle and tape the ends together to finish the headband.

hands taping headband turkey craft together

Place the turkey feathers inside the back of the headband and tape it into place. We taped the feather to the inside bottom of the headband and to the outside back of the headband.

hands taping feathers into headband turkey craft

That’s it!

This craft is the perfect addition to the kid’s Thanksgiving table or for a school’s Thanksgiving party!

two headband turkey crafts

Thanksgiving Preschool Theme

If you’re interested in doing a Thanksgiving unit with your preschoolers, we’ve gathered some great ideas to get you started!

Reading is our favorite way to introduce new themes! It’s not only engaging for kids, but it also helps them learn new words, practice listening, and develop a love of reading!

Below are some of the top Thanksgiving books for kids!

Turkey Trouble – If you’ve never read this book, you have to add it to your holiday collection! It’s so cute and fun and kids just love it! Follow the turkey around the farm as he disguises himself as different animals so the farmer doesn’t catch him for Thanksgiving dinner!

How To Catch A Turkey – Kids who love the How To Catch books will want to see all the crazy contraptions kids make to try to catch a turkey loose at the school!

Pete The Cat: The First Thanksgiving -Every Pete the Cat book is fantastic, but this one takes it up a notch with flaps for the kids to open. It’s a great way to get the kids excited about reading and Thanksgiving!

Add in more fun and creativity by doing more Thanksgiving crafts! Check out some of our favorites below:

Start off by using these Thanksgiving pattern block mats. They’re a simple way to do some hands-on STEM learning and work on fine motor skills. Laminate them and reuse them year after year!

headband turkey craft

Another fun printable that kids love are these Thanksgiving color by number printables. They’ll help kids work on handwriting, number identification, and following directions.

These Thanksgiving I Spy printables are another engaging activity that is perfect for letting kids work on while dinner is being made!

Want to add a fun family activity? This fun Thanksgiving activity set is great for the whole family! Play Bingo, make a gratitude tree, color a Thanksgiving placemat, and more!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Thanksgiving Ideas

More Turkey Crafts:

Getting reading for Thanksgiving? If so, you’ll love these other activities as well!

headband turkey craft

Turkey Headband Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Crayons or markers (if using the coloring version)
  • Turkey headband template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the turkey template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Glue the eyes in the center of the turkey's head. Glue the turkey's beak just below the eyes.
  3. Place the snood just above the beak and glue in place.
  4. Assemble the turkey feathers by fanning them out and gluing or taping them together.
  5. Add the headband extenders to the headband base by taping them together, then form a circle and tape the ends together to finish the headband.
  6. Place the turkey feathers inside the back of the headband and tape it into place. We taped the feather to the inside bottom of the headband and to the outside back of the headband.

Turkey Headband Template

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belen

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

muchas gracias por comparti

Sam T

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

You're very welcome!!

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