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DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Hats

This year I decided to make some turkey hats for my family to wear at Thanksgiving. They were easy to make and everyone had fun wearing them πŸ™‚

I bought 8 pre-made party hats at Target, along with some construction paper and glue sticks. I also used scissors and tape that we had on hand.

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I was using the party hat as the base, so first I covered them with the brown construction paper. I lined up the short (8.5 inch) side with the seam in the hat, and taped the paper at that mark.

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After rolling the hat along the paper, and then pasted the corner so that it would stick down and cover the whole party hat. I taped the seam, as well, to make sure the glue would hold. With the paper attached to the hats, I trimmed the bottom.

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Next, I worked on the tail feathers. I cut a template for the first feather, and then traced it along the rest of the paper. I cut through three layers of the construction paper at a time to make the work go quicker.

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With the feathers all cut out, I stapled 5 together at once: two brown, a yellow, a red, and an orange.

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Then I made a tear dropped template for the turkey’s head. I traced these out on the scraps that I had left over from covering the party hats. To make the beak and “gobbler” I cut a triangle out of orange and free-handed the squiggly design on the red paper.

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To make the heads fit on the body, I had to cut a slit in the top of the hat, and then fit the head in to that slit.

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I drew some eyes on each head, and set out the turkeys for the family to wear!

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    Liz
    December 7, 2012 at 7:49 am

    So cute!!

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