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).

    Turkey Pinecones Step 1

  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.

    Turkey Pinecones Step 2

    Turkey Pinecones Step 3

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

    Turkey Pinecones Step 4

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

    Turkey Pinecone Finished