Thanksgiving Turkey

Pine Cone Turkey

Objective: To create a Thanksgiving Turkey.

Materials: Pine cone, felt, Popsicle sticks, paints, glue gun or tacky glue, pom-poms, scissors, construction paper or white paper, markers, colored pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue sticks.


  • Paint at least 8 Popsicle sticks to represent the turkey feathers (or substitute the sticks with a folded, fanned piece of construction or decorated paper like the one below) which will be glued to a pine cone.

  • Create a base for the by gluing crossed Popsicle sticks and covering with a piece of felt or construction paper.

  • Glue a large pom-pom to the pine cone as its head.

  • Glue eyes by using googly eyes, material, felt, paper, or buttons.

  • Glue a beak and gullet using felt or paper.

Pine Cone Turkey

If you don't have the materials available create a 3-D turkey download the activity sheet below to create a paper turkey.

Select image to download and print template.

Select image to download and print template.