Pinecone Turkey Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

Three Pine Cone Turkeys Thanksgiving Kids Craft


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:

Pine Cone Craft Supplies Including Glue, Pine Cone, Scissors, Washable markers, Construction Paper and Glue

Pinecone Turkey Video:

Pinecone Turkey Instructions:

1. Trace hand on construction paper.

Hand Tracing on Construction Paper

2. Cut out the tracing.

Scissor Cutting Traced Hand on Construction Paper

3. Write what you’re thankful for on each finger.

(Or guest’s name for a Thanksgiving dinner place card holder!)

Marker Writing What You're Thankful for on Each Finger

4. Draw and cut diamond shape from orange construction paper.

Cut Diamond Shape from Construction Paper for Beak

5. Fold in half for a beak.

Fold Diamond into a Beak

6. Glue googly eyes on the pinecone.

Googly Eye on Pinecone

7. Glue beak below eyes.

Pinecone with Googly Eyes and Beak

8. Glue hand to flat part of the pinecone.

Glue Hand to Flat Part of Pinecone

9. Let dry and ENJOY!

Pinecone Turkey Craft and Thumbs Up

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!

For more craft ideas and tutorials, check out our Creativity for Life blog and join our Creativity for Kids Facebook Group!


Artist Biography - Tara Custer


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