The holidays are my favorite time to craft with the kids. Even though it is one of the busiest times of the year, it is important to set time aside to bond and learn those life lessons and motor skills they will carry with them forever.
These pinecone turkeys are a fun and easy way to teach simple tracing, cutting and gluing skills, while discussing the importance of Thanksgiving – it’s so much more than mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie (although those are yummy and important too)!
And while you have the supplies handy, let the kids help you add holiday spirit to your Thanksgiving table by turning these turkeys in to cute and functional place card holders.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Trace hand on construction paper.
2. Cut out.
3. Write what you’re Thankful for on each finger.
(Or guest’s name for a Thanksgiving dinner place card holder!)
4. Draw and cut diamond shape from orange construction paper.
5. Fold in half for beak.
6. Glue googly eyes on pinecone.
7. Glue beak below eyes.
8. Glue hand to flat part of pinecone.
9. Let dry and ENJOY!
With a few basic supplies, thankful hearts and a bit of creativity, it’s easy to add a little handmade love and fun to your holidays!
May your Thanksgiving be filled with love, cheer, and full bellies!
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