Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pine Cone Turkeys

I love these little turkeys and they make such a cute addition to the Thanksgiving decor. This year we're taking some of these to help decorate the table at Grandma's.

To make your own Pine Cone Turkeys, you'll need:
A pine cone for each child
Foam feathers (We used some of the leftovers from our Turkey Math activity)
Popsicle sticks or a wooden shape base
Thick tongue depressors or wooden ice cream spoons
Craft Grass/Moss
Red and Orange Felt
Googly Eyes
Markers (Paint optional)
Glue Gun

1. Line up 6 Popsicle sticks side by side and glue two sticks horizontally across them to create the base for your turkey. The kids can color these if you wish.

2. Use a brown marker to color the tongue depressor/wooden spoon. (You can also use paint for this, but I've found the marker to be faster and less messy.)

3. Cut out a beak and gobbler shape from the orange and red felt. Let the kids glue their eyes, beak, and gobblers onto the tongue depressor.

4. Let the kids select about 5 foam feathers in various fall colors.

5. Have an ADULT assemble the turkey using hot glue. Glue the turkey head to the small end of the pine cone. Place a small amount of blue on the end of each feather and insert them into the body of the pine cone. Glue the craft grass to the base and glue the turkey to the grass.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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  1. Love this adorable Turkey! This is perfect for my kindergartner, thank you.

  2. Just made this with my daughter...I used feathers that looked real that I found at AC Moore...loved your idea:) My daughter is days away from turning 5. Thank you!