Turkey in the oven, roasting away! The smell is everywhere on Thanksgiving Day! Little one’s are waiting for their turkey dinner delight! If you can keep them busy it will make for a peaceful Thanksgiving Night! Let’s keep out little one’s busy this thanksgiving with a fun craft! Sorry spouses but I’m going to put instructions to DVR the game for this one!
Start by bundling the kids and spouses, set the DVR, hand them some bags and head them out the door to find pinecones! Fill the bag even though you’re only going to need a few for this craft. (HINT: I will be talking about making scented pinecones next month, so you will use the rest of what is gathered then!) While they are gone enjoy the cooking peace and set out the supplies.
Googly eyes (or paint for eyes)
Construction paper or card stock paper
Feathers or card stock paper cut into a feather oval shape
Start by sliding in the pinecones to your oven for a few minutes to kill any bugs! Not too long at this heat or they will burn and catch on fire. Normally you go for 10-15 min at 200 for a reference. Allow to cool while your little ones help stir something.
Next, show them how to dip the feathers into the glue then push them into the pinecone ridges! Cut a turkey head shape into the construction paper and have them glue on the eyes. Then cut a slit on the end of the turkey neck and have them glue on their turkey head. Take a pipe cleaner and cut about 1 ½ to 2 inches off twice. Bend the pipe cleaner in half, have them twist the 1 ½ in parts on either end of the pipe cleaner and glue and press into a cone fold for the turkey feet.