Pine Cone Turkey Craft for Kids
We are in the Thanksgiving mood around this house! Not only have we busted out the Christmas music, but we are head over heels into nature walks. The weather is constantly changing in North Carolina, but lately it has been mild enough to take walks with a light jacket. My two year old loves to pick up things along the way which sparked this simple but fun craft idea today.
We have several pine trees as well as a few trees that are still maintaining their gorgeous leaves. Davis started collecting the pine cones he found this afternoon and I started gathering what was left of the large colorful leaves (the ones that had not yet gone crispy). I even managed to find a small red leaf perfect for the turkey's gobbler!
Here is our cute little turkey that took only a few minutes to assemble, but created lasting memories during the hour long nature walk we took.
2 different sized pine cones
4 large colorful leaves that are not crispy (try to salvage the end stems)
1 small red leaf for the gobbler
hot glue gun and glue sticks
acorns for eyes if you would like (ours looked silly with them)
What are some of your favorite ways to craft for fall or Thanksgiving?