My 2.5 year old really enjoyed this craft, although there wasn’t too much that he could help with. He did help with the glue, but I did the pipe cleaners. He liked the finished product so much that he wanted the turkey to sleep in his bed!
- Yellow and red felt
- Tacky glue
- Googly eyes
- Brown pom-poms
- Pipe Cleaners
Cut out a yellow beak and a red wattle from felt for each turkey. Glue the beak, wattle and two googly eyes onto a pom-pom to create the turkey’s head.
Glue the pom-pom head to the tip of a pinecone. Allow the glue to dry.
Wrap an orange pipe cleaner around the middle of the turkey’s cone body, starting from the top and twisting it together a few times on the underside. Separate the ends of the pipe cleaner and bend each tip into a 3-toed foot (see picture). This part was kind of tricky, if you have small children you may just want to skip this part.
For the turkey’s tail, individually wrap 3 or 4 pipe cleaners around the back of the pinecone, starting from the underside and twisting them together a few times on the top of the pinecone to secure them. Then loop both ends of each pipe cleaner to shape tail feathers.