p is for pinecone turkey

a variation on a common theme.

we used cinnamon scented natural feathers, a low temp glue gun, an old cereal box, scraps of construction paper, and a marker.


make sure you sing this song while you hold your little turkey:

i’m a little turkey short and fat,
here are my feathers, here is my hat.
when it is thanksgiving, you will hear:
gobble, gobble, gobble in your ear!


it always feels like an assembly line when we do “crafts” like this.  these are activities where the product is what we’re working towards (unlike most projects we do).



i try to make the process worth something.  like letting the children put both hands in the tub of feathers, letting them cut the extra scraps of paper while i use the glue gun, letting them break off little pieces of some pinecones to use for the beaks (plus quite a few extra).


and the children go home with something “cute” to decorate the home with.

4 thoughts on “p is for pinecone turkey

  1. I know what you mean by assembly line. I really hate that feeling at school, but it’s fun to do it a few times a year. I always think of these “craft” projects as something for the grandparents.

    Do you ever let the kids try the glue gun themselves? I have a few regular hot glue guns that I break out at least once a year for my oldest kids. They always burn their fingertips, but then again so do I!



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