Turkey Pinecones

Turkey Pinecones


These adorable Pinecone Turkeys are an easy Thanksgiving craft for the kids to make. Go on a nature hunt to find the pinecones outside, then bring the fun into the kitchen with this activity.

These little turkeys would be a great centerpiece bunched together in a basket, or would work as individual place card settings - just attach a card with a guest's name on it. Line your mantle with these gobblers, or tie them onto a gift package of treats for your neighbors. However you use them, this activity is a great way to keep the kids busy during the holiday break.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Paint brush
  • Pinecones (clean and dry)
  • Colorful feathers
  • Small piece of orange foam or paper
  • 2 small googly eyes
  • Scissors


  1. Turn your pinecone on its side so the bottom of it is facing you (this will be the face).

  2. Use the paintbrush to dot on the glue and apply the colorful feathers. You may need to hold the feathers for a few minutes to allow the glue to dry.

  3. Cut out a small triangle out of the orange foam or paper for the turkey gizzard.

  4. Glue the turkey gizzard and the googly eyes onto the front. You now have your very own turkey pinecone perfect for displaying!

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