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You can’t very well have Thanksgiving without turkeys gobbling about can you? Well if you don’t have room for the real thing, you can always make this fantastic kids craft version instead. This pine cone turkey Thanksgiving crafts for kids is a cinch to make and uses common materials you may already have around your home. Kids will love creating their very own little turkey to celebrate the holiday, and these can even double as place setting decorations should you have a festive lunch party. Take a look below at how to make your very own pine cone turkey.
Pine Cone Turkey Thanksgiving Craft:
If you do not already have these supplies around your home, then make a quick trip to your local dollar store. We were able to find a great deal of these supplies at Dollar Tree, making this craft a frugal one that we don’t have to break the bank in order to enjoy.
- Lay the pine cone on a flat surface so you are free to start gluing items to it. Stand it up on the flat bottom so the tapered portion of the pine cone goes upward.
- Apply a generous dab of glue on the front of the pine cone. This is where you will want to attach your pom pom. The pom pom will serve as the turkey’s head. Press the head firmly to the pine cone and do not let go until you are sure it is stuck on well.
- Add another two drops of glue to the front of the pom pom. This is where you will now attach your google eyes. Press the eyes to the pom pom firmly and again, do not let go until you are sure they have adhered well.
- Now, it is time to add the tail. Cut the pipe cleaners into shorter strips and create loops. These loops will be the individual feathers.
- Apply a generous dab of glue to the back of the pine cone and press each pipe cleaner feather to the back of it. Press firmly.
- Now your turkey needs is feet! Cut some small sections of red pipe cleaner and bend them into a loop. Glue them to the underneath of the pine cone.
- Finally, snip one last small piece of red or orange pipe cleaner and bend it into a small “v.” Add a tiny dab of glue and press the V to the face of the turkey.
There you have it! You know have a gorgeous little gobbler all ready to display in your home or at your Thanksgiving table. This is the perfect craft for tiny little fingers to manipulate and strengthen those fine motor skills. Making this craft is also the perfect chance to talk to your child about the symbolism of turkeys and the Thanksgiving season. You can also look up some fun turkey facts together.
Give this fun and frugal Thanksgiving craft a try and see how easy it is to get excited about the Thanksgiving holiday together. It is a craft your little turkeys are sure to enjoy.