Gobble Gobble {turkey headbands}

Gobble gobble! Happy almost Thanksgiving y'all!

Our class is preparing for our Thanksgiving performance full of Pilgrims, Indians and turkeys!!! Today we made our costumes for the play.  I wanted to share this super cute and easy turkey headband we made because, well, it's super cute and easy!!

Materials needed:
Headband- 3"x18" brown paper 
{I also added some scrap paper to staple on because most of the kid's heads were rounder than 18"!}
Eyes- 2"x2" white squares
Beak- 2"x2" orange square
Waddle- 2"x4" red rectangle
Feathers- 3 per turkey {we already had feathers prepped for our Native American craft, but you can cut colored construction paper into 5"x9" rectangles and draw on or free cut feathers}

To assemble:
1. Fold the orange square diagonally to make a beak and glue down to the middle of the headband.
2. Cut the corners off the white squares {I teach my students to cut 4 corners, and then go back and cut 8 corners} and glue them down above the beak.
3. Using squiggly cuts, cut out the waddle from the red rectangle. Glue it down behind the beak.
4. Cut out the feathers and glue them to the back of the brown paper.
5. Use a black crayon and add eyeballs to the eyes.

After the kids finished assembling their turkeys, we measured the headbands and stapled them. My students had an absolute blast gobbling around with their turkey headbands! Can't wait to see how adorable they are in the play!


  1. Kids will be stinkin' cute in those headbands! Smiles, Jayne
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  2. Thank you for sharing these! We have an Open House at school next weekend and I was trying to think of a simple but cute craft the kids could make. I think these headbands will be perfect!

  3. Darling! I'm trying to figure out how to squeeze these cuties in next week!

  4. L.O.V.E. these! Thanks so much for sharing. We posted a few Thanksgiving freebies this week also, would love if you checked them out =)


  5. Could you please share what you're doing for their play? Thanks!

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  7. you are sooo stinkin' cute and crafty! wanna be my girls' Kinder teacher!?

  8. Love these!! They make me giggle :)

  9. These are the cutest!! I changed my plans to add them in. Love it!


  10. I teach in China and were learning about Thanksgiving next week. This will be a perfect craft to make on Thansgiving Day! Thanks!

  11. These are so stinkin' cute!! We used your inspiration and made our own today with the kiddos. They turned out sooo cute!! Thank you for sharing your idea. Here is the link if you would like to check them out: http://kellyandkimskindergarten.blogspot.com/2013/11/turkey-fun.html

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Kelly and Kim’s Kindergarten Kreations

  12. Great idea! Doing this tomorrow with my kids!