Pinecone Turkey Craft

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Thanksgiving is a holiday which encourages one to pause and give thanks for the abundance that we have been given: family, friends, nature, pets and nourishing food.  It is also a time when one can think quite a bit about turkeys, which are typically ugly, but not the ones in Thanksgiving stories and the very cute crafted ones.  On a sunny October afternoon, paper bag turkeys, plate turkeys and hand turkeys can be seen proudly paraded about the schoolyard.

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I thought I’d join in with these festivities by making pinecone turkeys with my class at school and with my children at home as well.

They need a lot of white glue, or a glue gun works well, too, with a smaller group.
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The stands are made from sawed off “wood cookies”, which my husband kindly provided.
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The bodies are pine cones and the heads are made from acorns. Then add on the googly eyes, a felt beak, feathers and puffy orange pipe-cleaners for the feet and waddle, which Miranda differentiated from the “snood”.  Sometimes a small part of the pine cone has to be removed for the acorn to sit right.

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And there’s one cute Thanksgiving turkey.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!!

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