Kids’ Craft Idea: Thanksgiving Pinecone Turkeys

Abigail Blank - The Upside Blog |

by | Updated: October 13th, 2020 | Read time: 1 minute

I love using flowers, twigs, leaves, and the like in art. I get to take the kids out for a leisurely stroll on a gorgeous afternoon to collect our materials, and then, with our fantastic treasures in hand, we can come back home and enjoy a bit of creative time. For fall, the kids and I get a big kick out of making pinecone turkeys. This is a bit of a twist on an old elementary school craft favorite.

Easy Pinecone Turkeys

What you’ll need: 

1 pinecone
Leaves (can be one large or various small leaves)
Paper (plain or construction)
Crayons or markers

 What to do: 

Set pinecone on its side. Insert leaves into the widest end of the cone fanning out as the turkey’s tail. Use glue to hold the leaves in place. Using the paper, have your child to draw the turkey’s head and neck. You can draw this for them, if you’re a stickler for realism, but don’t take it too seriously. Then, cut out the turkey head and glue it to the narrowest end of the turkey. Let it dry for 1-2 hours. And ta-da! Your turkey is ready!