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Making a Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat


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November 2, 2019

Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - child wearing the hatBefore tossing out your cereal box - you can make a turkey hat or any crown/hat of your liking. My daughter loved wearing the turkey hat especially the feather detailing!

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Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 hat

Supplies:

  • cereal box
  • pen
  • feathers
  • tape
  • glue stick
  • construction paper
  • scissors
Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut 2 long strips from your cereal box.
  2. Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat- cutting strips from a cereal box
     
    Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - strips
     
  3. After measuring your child's head, cut a slit to secure the crown into place to fit your child's head.
  4. Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - cut a slit to lock hat in place on child's head
     
    Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - view from inside the ring/crown
     
  5. Using the cereal box, cut a circle.
  6. Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - circle cut from the box
     
  7. Glue the circle to the center of the hat.
  8. Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - glue circle to center of the hat on the outside
     
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  9. Tape your choice of feathers together and then onto the back of the circle on the hat.
  10. Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - tape feathers together
     
    Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - tape feather array to the back of the circle
     
  11. Decorate the turkey's face with a pen (eyes) and with construction paper cutouts of an orange triangle for the beak and use red for the snood.
  12. Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - eyes drawn on, and paper beak and snood glued in place
     
  13. Cut assorted shapes and have your child glue the shapes around hat.
  14. Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - paper shapes glued to the hat
     
    Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - another photo of the cut shapes glued on by your child
     
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