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Pinecone Turkey Craft for Kids


This week with the weather getting cooler I decided that I wanted to do a bit of crafts with my little one. Madison is now 3 and just loves doing crafts. I think she loves knowing that she made it all by herself and it gives her the confidence that we all want our kids to have. The Holidays are coming up and I'm not talking about Halloween. I'm talking about Thanksgiving. She's not too young to learn about Thanksgiving and I wanted to teach her that Thanksgiving is not all about turkeys. She however loves animals and so we decided to do a pinecone craft. So what did we do? We made a Pinecone Turkey. This craft is super easy to do and all the materials can be found easily as well. I happened to get most of them at my dollar store and my pinecones just laying under a tree.


Here is what you'll need:

Materials:

Pinecones
Felt
Googly Eyes
Scissors
Feathers
Glue



Instructions:

Step 1: Cut your felt into little triangles. This would form your turkey's beak.


Step 2: With a little bit of glue added to your felt, attach your beak to your pinecone where you want your beak to be. You want to invert your triangle so it's upside down when you attach it.


Step 3: Now it's time for your googly eyes. With a little bit of glue to each eye, attach the eyes at the ends of the felt. I've found that this way the eyes stay on a lot better than attaching them to the pinecone directly.


Step 4: Now it's time to attach those turkey feathers. I cut my feathers in half so that way they are more in line with my pinecones. With a little bit of glue attached to each feather, I attached my feathers directly to my pinecone. You can add as many feathers as you want.


Now you're done and there's nothing like a sense of accomplishment when it's all over and done with. Madison loved that she did it on her own and I love that I was able to do something with her. It not only brings us closer together when we do crafts together but it also shows me that my little girl is growing up. We were able to do a craft and discuss the true meaning of thanksgiving which made it a 2-in-1 activity.


Let's discuss: What arts and crafts have you been doing with your little one this fall? 




Annmarie John
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  1. What a cute idea. I should have the kids make some on Thanksgiving while I cook :)

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  2. This is such an adorable craft! My preschooler would love it!

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  3. What a great craft for the little ones. Colorful and creative and something that they can really feel proud of. I love this idea.

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  4. Such a cute craft. We don't really have fall in Hawaii, so besides pumpkin carving, nothing much. If we can find some pinecone we'll try this!

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  5. This is so great - quick, easy, and adorable. This fall so far, we've been Halloween crafting and have even done some leaf painting. I'm adding this to our list for Thanksgiving!

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  6. What a super cute craft! My daughter would love doing this, we'll have to grab supplies this week.

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  7. This looks like a fun and easy craft I can do with my niece and nephew next time I'm babysitting!

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  8. This is TOO CUTE!! I'm going to buy some pine cones from work.

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  9. What a cute craft idea! This looks so fun!

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  10. EEEK! This is so darn cute?! Even though Thanksgiving has passed here, I kind of want to make some anyway!

    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

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  11. They're very impressive! I find that any craft with pinecones or acorns has a big fan in Des.

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  12. Those are cute and easy enough to make too. These would be a great class activitiy too. Pinning 'em.

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  13. Love this! Such an easy and cute craft. I only need to get a few things to make it.

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  14. aw what a cute craft idea. This would make a great table piece for thanksgiving.

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  15. What a cute and easy craft! Perfect for a rainy day activity.

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  16. Such a cute craft!! I love how easy it is. I can't wait to try this out with my daughters.

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  17. these are so cute - I have a house load of cousins coming on thanksgiving - i think I may round up some pine cones and have a craft table set up.

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  18. These are so cute! My kids would totally make !

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  19. What a fun activity to do with my little cousins on the weekend. I know they will enjoy making their own turkeys. November is really approaching fast.

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  20. That is such a cute craft! I love when you can use items from nature!

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  21. I just love this idea. It would be so much fun letting the kids make their own!

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  22. I know a lot of Moms who would enjoy making this for the holidays so I will be passing this along.

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  23. This is such a cute idea and a wonderful way to use all the pine cones the children are collecting this time of year.

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  24. This is such a cute idea. I love making crafts with the kiddos!

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  25. How fun! We have made these turkeys in the past and the kids just adored it!

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  26. Oh my gosh, how cute! This looks like it would be a fun project for my 4-year-old! She loves crafts so we might just give this one a try!

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  27. Every year I say i am going to make these for Thanksgiving dinner. REALLY need to do it this year!

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  28. Oh Seriously these are hysterically adorable. My kids are going to love this little craft

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