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Turkey Headband Craft For Kids [With Free Template]

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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. It’s a great headband craft for kids!

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

Turkey Craft For Preschool

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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!

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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!

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 year after year!

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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!

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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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