Today I am sharing an easy craft for your kids to make. These cute little pine cone turkeys are a fun project and you may even have all the supplies on hand!

Pine Cone Turkeys with free template - Laura's Crafty Life

Pine Cone Turkey

Supplies needed: 

Note: We found our pinecones and google eyes at Dollar Tree (affiliate link).

Step One:

Print out your template. Download Pine Cone Turkey Template (For personal use only.)

Click to download Pine Cone Turkey TemplateStep Two:

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.

thomas making pine cone turkey

 Step Three:

Glue your google eyes to the head. Glue the beak on below the eyes. Glue the waddle on/near the beak. Allow this to dry for a few minutes or the eyes will just slide right off!

google eyes

glue on google eyesCompleted turkey head:

pine cone turkey headStep Four:

Glue your head to the pine cone. You can fold the bottom part of the paper to get it to slide into the pine cone a little better.

pine conesStep Five:

Glue your feathers to the back part of your pine cone. This is the turkey we made together.

pine cone turkey 1This is the turkey my son made all by himself. He said it has big eyes so it looks like the baby turkey!

pine cone turkey 2

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! 

Pine Cone Turkey with Free Template

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