Doll Craft – Terrific Turkey Tiaras

Thanksgiving doll craft

Halloween is officially over and now it is time to start getting ready for the next holiday! Today I wanted to show you how to make a Terrific Turkey Tiara for your dolls for Thanksgiving dinner.

To make your own Terrific Turkey Tiara you will need:

  • Your doll to trace her foot for the Turkey’s body
  • construction paper in white or tan, red, blue, yellow, orange
  • a felt pen
  • a pencil
  • scissors
  • tape
  • glue stick

Thanksgiving doll craft

Step 1-Remove your dolls shoes and socks. Trace her foot on white or tan paper.

Thanksgiving doll craft

Step 2– Cut out your traced foot. This will be the turkeys body.

Step 3- Cut out four leaf shaped pieces of different colored paper, these will be the tail feathers for your turkey.

Step 4– Cut out a small triangle out of yellow for your turkey’s beak.

Step 5– Cut a small orange shape like a comma, this will be the turkey’s waddle.

Step 6– Cut out a 10 inch strip of black paper for the hair band. My paper was not long enough so I cut out two pieces and taped them together to create the band for your tiara. 

Step 7– Use your felt pen to create eyes for your Turkey. Turn the toe part of your dolls traced foot down and the heal is the “face” of the turkey.

Step 8– Glue your waddle down and then your beak.

Step 9– Fan out and glue your feathers to each other. As shown in the photo above.

Step 10– Make a tape loop and attach the “feathers” to the tiara band. Then attach the “turkey body” with another tape loop.

Now your Terrific Turkey Tiara is ready to wear!

Thanksgiving Tiara for dolls

I hope you have fun making Terrific Turkey Tiaras for your dolls.

My American Girl Doll Ruthie is wearing a Doll Diaries t-shirt, and AG photographer’s pants.


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  1. Firstie

  2. Wow cool. I am on a doll craft streak and this will be great this afternoon.

  3. That’s so cute and simple! Thanks Karen, your ideas rock as usual! Char, when are you going to post the winners of the photo contest?

  4. Pretty Irish AG says:

    Cute! The unofficial bird of my former Girl Scout troop is the peacock, after a story I wrote. I could do that for my dolls, right?

    Oh and, by the way, Karen, you made my Zumba teacher, and my MAG 25 and me very happy

  5. Cool! I still have Halloween though. The storm hit our town hard and they postponed it until further notice :( But the craft looks great!

  6. That is an adorable craft! My dolls will love it!
    Thanks Char for the awesome posts!

  7. So cute! Too bad we don’t celebrate thanksgiving in Ireland.

  8. Kaylee – yes, that is the next thing on my list for today!

  9. Ava do you have any craft requests?

  10. So cute! And this idea could be modified for lots of different things! :) I LOVE this time of year! 😀

  11. Cute! Although Thanksgiving is over in Canada. Char, could you do a post on how to make doll beanbags?

  12. Pretty Irish AG says:

    May I use American Girl crafts scrapbook paper? Can I also have five or six feathers instead of four?

  13. Of course you can – let your creativity be your guide!

  14. Thank you every one you could use any paper you like Pretty Irish, I am thrilled your teacher also likes my crafts! Lydia, I too am in Canada but this year we are having Thanksgiving twice! We will also celebrate American Thanksgiving later this month, so much to be thankful for and I can not wait to have more stuffing! Ava, I would love to hear your ideas, I would love to visit Ireland one day! .AGLover we are all thinking and praying for all of you dealing with the aftermath of the Hurricane, I hope you get to get Halloween in a little while when things get back to being more “normal” Have a great day everyone.

  15. Pretty Irish AG says:

    All my Zumba instructors love these crafts and so does my former art teacher.

  16. Adorable! I’m so exciting for Thanksgiving and all the lovely traditions that come with it :)

  17. Iris+McKenna says:

    This is oh so cute! I will make this for my McKenna doll and Iris (MAG #24) ! I am really excited for Thanksgiving, but my fave holiday is Christmas! But not just because of the presents, because it is Jesus’ birthday 😀

    Oh and does anyone know of any crafts on how to make a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? I’ve tried and tried on figuring out how to make a turkey!

  18. Thanks for posting this, I will be sharing this with my girls and on my web site:)

  19. I am working on a turkey for you Iris+Mckenna…..stay tuned! Great thank you Kathrine!

  20. Pretty Irish AG says:

    I might make these tomorrow

  21. Vcool ha

  22. SammyAGlover says:

    Wow thanks! i wanted to also make one for my self so i did the same thing but used my hand for the turkeys body so now i have one for me and my doll!

  23. I made this for my, just like you american girl doll 56
    It looks so cute!!!!!!!!
    I love it