DIY Handprint Turkey Hat

Y’all, I love me some handprint crafts (as you will probably come to find out), and I wanted to incorporate handprints into a not-so-typical turkey craft for Thanksgiving (read: not a handprint on a canvas or piece of cardstock as a turkey).

So, what do I have for you today? Handprint Turkey Hats! This is a fun way to get your kids involved in making something that they can wear on Turkey Day (my daughter really enjoyed being the keeper of the scotch tape dispenser)!

Here’s what you need:
Cardstock in light brown, dark brown, red, green, yellow and orange (or whatever colors your heart desires)
Googly eyes (I bought mine at the Dollar Tree)
Scotch tape or glue

How to make it:
1. Let’s get the “hard” part out of the way first (I say hard because my daughter has a difficult time keeping her hands still long enough for me to trace them) – trace your child’s hands on four of your colored cardstock pages. While you’re at it, cut a circle out of your light brown cardstock for your face, a beak out of yellow and a red, squiggly line for your turkey’s wattle.

2. Cut two strips out of your cardstock for the hat and tape them together to fit your child.

3.  Attach your handprints to the back of your hat. Here’s what mine looks like from behind:


4. Attach your face, then add your eyes, beak and wattle.

There you have it – a super cute hat that your kids can wear at the Thanksgiving table! And, it makes a fabulous keepsake! Write the date on the back and make a new hat with your kids every year! I can’t wait to see my kiddo wearing her hat on Thursday!