Riley and I took full advantage of the 65 degree weather this past weekend and set out on a walk to find plump pine cones. We found a ton, but fell in love with one that we thought would make a perfect pine cone turkey. This craft was perfect Riley. Plus, it came out super cute. It would make a great craft to keep the kids busy on Thanksgiving.
Before we sat down to put the turkey together I cut out the pieces that we would need to make a hat, tail, feathers, beak and wattle out of foam. I also cut out a foam piece that would work as a stand for the pine cone to pierce through so that it would sit upright. Riley glued together the pieces for the hat and put the feathers on the tail.
I used my hot glue gun to attach the finished tail and hat as well as the googly eyes, beak and wattle. The final step was to strategically pierce the stand so that the turkey stayed upright once everything dried. Riley and I loved the way it came out and it looks perfect as the centerpiece to our dining room table. If you’re wondering about the leaf arrangements on either side of the turkey, they were put together using the sunflower hair clips from Riley’s Bumble Bee Tutu Halloween costume. I love a good upcycle!