This is a craft for the kids to do on Thanksgiving. Have the kids turn an ordinary pinecone into their very own “Tom Turkey”. This turkey will make a cheerful and colorful addition to the Thanksgiving table.
22 assorted colored feathers
Scraps of fun foam in brown, red, and yellow
1. Print and cut out the turkey pattern. Trace the patten pieces on the foam.
2. Place the pinecone on the table and turn it around until it stays still and does not roll around.
3. Fluff the feathers by running fingers down the lenght of each feather from one end of the feather to the tip of the feather. Spread the feathers out in a fan until you get the desired look that you are going for.
4. Begin gluing the feathers into the spaces of the pinecone, starting about 4 or 5 rows back from the widest end. You are going to work from the widest end to the narrow end of the pinecone. The first three rows should have 5 feathers per row, the fourth row should have 4 feathers, and the final row should have only 3 feathers.
5. Glue the face pieces to the wide end of the pinecone. Begin with the brown head, the yellow beak, and then finally the red “gobbler”. Glue the eyes close together.
6. Finish up the “Tom Turkey” by gluing on the yellow feet. Then place onto the table.
Makes 1 turkey
This will keep the kids occupied (for a few minutes) while you are cooking the Thanksgiving dinner. If you want have the kids make two or three of these “Tom Turkeys”. It will give the table a unique and cherished Thanksgiving centerpiece.