Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays to spend time with family. This year is extra special for us, as we are hosting dinner in our own home. I couldn’t wait to make these cute turkeys with my two boys to use as decorations for our Thanksgiving table. For the actual day, I plan on setting up a station for other little friends that come over so they can make turkeys too.

Thankful Turkeys Pinecone Craft 3 Turkeys

This thankful pinecone turkey craft does not require a lot of materials and it’s a bonus if you have pinecones already in your yard. If you have your own kids at home, a classroom full of students, or you are expecting a lot of little guests for your Thanksgiving dinner, this craft is inexpensive and easy to set up.

We have a lot of little ones in our extended family, so I plan on covering one of our lower tables with shipping paper and setting up a craft station so they can create. I feel like having an activity planned will be helpful in the wait time for Thanksgiving dinner. For kids that finish their turkeys, I plan on putting out a bin of crayons and they can color the paper on the table. Coloring pages are always a fun touch!

Thankful Turkeys Pinecone Craft Materials

Materials needed for one turkey:

  • Pinecone
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange foam triangle
  • Red foam “gizzard”
  • Rainbow Popsicle sticks (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • Black thin tip marker
  • Glue gun (used by an adult)

Thankful Turkeys Pinecone Craft Pinecone

Step One:

Sit the pinecone down on its side to find a good balance point. I used the bottom of the pinecones for the turkey’s face.

Thankful Turkeys Pinecone Craft Pinecone with Eyes

Step Two:

Glue on eyes.

Thankful Turkeys Pinecone Craft Turkey

Step Three:

Glue on nose and gizzard.

Thankful Turkeys Pinecone Craft Popsicle Sticks

Step Four:

Write down what you are thankful for. I asked my boys and wrote their responses since they can’t write yet. Pictures would work great, too!

Thankful Turkeys Pinecone Craft Assembling Materials

Step Five:

Put a dab of glue on the bottom and insert the popsicle stick into the pinecone. I used the hot glue to put the dab and then my son was able to insert independently.

Thankful Turkeys Pinecone Craft Assembled Turkey

All finished! These turkeys are a cute, quick craft that family members will love and cherish for years to come. They look great with a Thanksgiving tablescape and serve as a great reminder of all of the things we have to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful Turkeys Pinecone Craft Turkeys

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