It’s almost turkey season y’all. Gather up your little turkeys and make these Pinecone Turkeys for Thanksgiving. They’re great for display or even as placecard holders for the Thanksgiving table.
Even though my kids are a little bit older now, they still like making crafts with mom. Or at least they act like it anyway. As long as they act like they enjoy it, I’m going to keep at it.
This is a very low cost Thanksgiving craft, especially if you scavenge for the pinecones. We visited our local neighborhood park and picked up a few. Looking for pinecones is a great excuse for going on a nature walk with the kids.
Pinecone Turkey Craft
Making Pinecone Turkeys is a Thanksgiving craft that is super easy to make and only requires a few inexpensive supplies. They make for a perfect fall craft for schools, church groups, MDO programs and more.
Because the cost is so cheap, we end up making these every year. It’s so much fun to see how the children’s crafting style changes over the course of a year.
Pinecone Turkey Supplies
If you and your children like crafting, you probably already have all you need to make these Pinecone Turkeys. And if you don’t happen to have all you need, you’ll be pleased to know that you can purchase all of the supplies on the cheap and have supplies left over for next year.
This really is a cheap Thanksgiving craft.
To make these adorable Pinecone Turkeys you’ll need:
There are many different ways to make turkeys for Thanksgiving, but these Pinecone Turkeys with feathers are some of my favorite because they’re so simple to make.
How to Make Pinecone Turkeys
Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a printable tutorial.
Gather 5 colorful feathers and cut them in halves. Using the hot glue gun, glue the feathers onto the back of the pinecone in an alternating pattern.
Cut the felt into small triangles for the beak. Using hot glue, glue the eyes and beak onto the front of the pinecone.
I love working with the kids to make these Pinecone Turkeys.
Note: If your children are young, I recommend that you take care of the cutting and gluing. I wouldn’t want your littles to accidentally hurt themselves.
If you love these Pinecone Turkeys, make sure you save them to one of your Thanksgiving Pinterest boards so you’ll have it handy when you’re ready to make them.
Before you run off, check out these other Thanksgiving crafts and recipes:
- Gather 5 colorful feathers and cut them in halves. Using the hot glue gun, glue the feathers onto the back of the pinecone in an alternating pattern.
- Cut the felt into small triangles for the beak. Using hot glue, glue the eyes and beak onto the front of the pinecone.