Pinecone Turkey Thanksgiving Craft for Kids
The holidays are my favorite time to craft with the kids. Even though it is one of the busiest times of the year, it is important to set time aside to bond and learn those life lessons and motor skills they will carry with them forever.
Benefits of Crafting with Kids
These pinecone turkeys are a fun and easy way to teach simple tracing, cutting and gluing skills, while discussing the importance of Thanksgiving – it’s so much more than mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie (although those are yummy and important too)!
And while you have the supplies handy, let the kids help you add holiday spirit to your Thanksgiving table by turning these turkeys into cute and functional place cardholders.
How to Make Thanksgiving Pinecone Turkey Craft
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Construction paper
- Washable markers
- Googly eyes
- Child safe scissors
Pinecone Turkey Video:
Pinecone Turkey Instructions:
1. Trace hand on construction paper.
2. Cut out the tracing.
3. Write what you’re thankful for on each finger.
(Or guest’s name for a Thanksgiving dinner place card holder!)
4. Draw and cut diamond shape from orange construction paper.
5. Fold in half for a beak.
6. Glue googly eyes on the pinecone.
7. Glue beak below eyes.
8. Glue hand to flat part of the pinecone.
9. Let dry and ENJOY!
With a few basic supplies, thankful hearts and a bit of creativity, it’s easy to add a little handmade love and fun to your holidays!
May your Thanksgiving be filled with love, cheer, and full bellies!
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