Paper Bag Turkey Hats

16 Nov

We made the cutest Thanksgiving themed hats last week, and I wanted to share it with you all.

My Kids Make Turkey Hats, and yours can too! Get gobbling….

Items you will need:

brown paper lunch bag

construction paper



Draw a bunch of feathers on construction paper in various colors (red, yellow, orange) and cut them out {our feathers are about 8inches long, to give you an idea}.

Draw a turkey head and upper body on construction paper and cut that out {Ours is 9″tall. } Here is the picture of the turkey head/body we used, if you want a pdf of the file to print yourself, click on the link below.   Make sure you cut along the dashed line which is shown in the image. This will make 2 flaps which you will need when gluing the turkey onto the bag.

turkey hat

Cut out a 1.5inch strip, starting from the bottom of the bag and stopping 1.5inches down from the opening of the bag.  There should be a small square flap on the end with the opening. Your bag should look like this below:

Now, its time to put the pieces all together and assemble the turkey hat!  Slide the feathers just  into the opening of the bag and then staple the bag shut. Staple enough to hold the feathers in place, as well as seal the bag from opening. Keep the small flap on the bag pointing down, this will be the bottom of the hat.

Now, take the turkey and fold one of its flaps to the right, and the other to the left. Glue these flaps to the bottom rectangle of the bag.

You now have a turkey hat! Open up the bag and place it on your head!!! You will have little turkey’s running around your house, just like I do.

Here are my little turkey’s:

~Gobble, Gobble. Send pics of your little turkeys. I would love to see how they look!

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10 Responses to “Paper Bag Turkey Hats”

  1. Nana 16. Nov, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    Great project…
    Silas and Sydney, both of you look so cute in your turkey hats. I love you. Hugs and kisses for each of you xo xo

  2. Poppi 17. Nov, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Perhaps one of your best projects ever. Come on now!!! Are those kids and their hats cute or what!!!

  3. nonna 17. Nov, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! Great job Sydney and Silas, I love your hats.

  4. Aunt Aileen 20. Nov, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    Love those turkey hats! Love those kids!

  5. booturtle 23. Nov, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    LOVE THIS! I’m having lots of kids coming through the house on Thursday. It think I’ll get all the parts ready so each kid can make their own hat if they like. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Katie @ This Chick Cooks 24. Nov, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    These are so cute. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Jennifer Hughes 07. Nov, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I’m writing because I run a sensory site and am looking for great ideas for Thanksgiving. And as any parent, we’re looking for terrific Thanksgiving crafts and ideas for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder and on the Autism Spectrum. Would you add a link to a craft idea or two on our blog? Here’s the link to share and get more traffic to your site…

  8. karen 13. Nov, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Hi Becky! We wanted you to know that we featured this post in our Thanksgiving crafts and ideas round up post Thanks for sharing!


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