Updated on April 29, 2020
Pine Cone Turkey. Create adorable little pine cone turkey kid’s craft for Thanksgiving. Includes a free printable template.
Today I am sharing an easy craft for you to make with your kids. These cute little pine cone turkeys are a fun project to do at Thanksgiving. You may even have all the supplies on hand!
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Free Printable Pine Cone Turkey Template
Start by printing out the pine cone turkey template.
Download: Pine Cone Turkey Template
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How to Make a Pinecone Turkey
Use the template as a guide to cut the pieces out of construction paper. We used brown for the head, orange for the beak, red for the waddle and a mix of red, yellow, orange and brown for the different size feathers. I would recommend about 5 to 7 feathers of each size.
Note: Supervise your young child with scissors. The kid-safe ones are my favorite to use if they are cutting things out by themselves.
Glue the google eyes to the head. Then, glue the beak on below the eyes. Last, glue the waddle on/near the beak.
Helpful Tip: Allow everything to dry for about 30 seconds – 1 minute before attaching the turkey head to the pinecone or the google eyes will just slide right off.
Once you have your turkey head assembled, glue it to the pine cone. I found it helpful to fold the bottom part of the paper to get it to slide into the pine cone a little better. Last, glue the cut out feathers to the back part of the pine cone. You can fringe around the edge of the feathers or just leave them solid.
This is the turkey we made together.
This is the turkey my son made all by himself. He said it has big eyes so it looks like a baby turkey. Those huge google eyes get me every time!
This is a great activity to keep the kids busy while you are cooking Thanksgiving dinner. If you live in an area where you can collect pine cones, you can add a nature walk to your crafting time as well!
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