Make a pine cone turkey

Pine cone turkeys are a cute, easy and fun craft project you can do with your Preschooler to create handmade decor for your Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Craft stores often carry packages of pine cones during the fall months, if you don’t have any of your own. Another option is to use a ball of yarn or even a cut paper towel or toilet tissue roll.

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pine cone turkey

You need:

  • Construction paper
  • Pine cone
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (options)
  • Pine cone turkey project template

How to make it:

  1. You can choose to color and cut out the shapes from the pine cone turkey template or use the cut shapes as a pattern to cut your pieces from construction paper.
  2. Glue eyes and a beak on the head of the turkey and set aside.
  3. Apply glue to the bottom of an individual feather and adhere between the pine cone scales. We used a paint brush to apply the glue.
  4. Continue adhering feathers until you have the look you want.
  5. Apply glue to the front of the pine cone and adhere the turkey head.
  6. Let dry

3 thoughts on “Make a pine cone turkey”

  1. This is was waaaaay cute. I actually talked to my grandson’s preschool teacher because I have tons of pinecones in my yard. I’ve collected them and she is going to do the craft with the lass

  2. just what I was looking for. We picked up a pine cone at a rest area on our way home from Florida to Kentucky. I was hoping to find something festive to do with it. This will be fun and I can teach my 19 month old daughter what a turkey is. thanks

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