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Pinecone and Pipe Cleaner Turkey Craft

Pinecone and Pipe Cleaner Turkey Craft

Over the past few weeks, my daughter and I have been hard at work making crafts for Thanksgiving. One of our most recent crafts was a flock of pinecone and pipe cleaner turkeys! She and I used cinnamon-scented pinecones for some extra holiday cheer, but you can use plain pinecones as well.

Materials

Instructions

  1. Cut some orange, yellow, and black pipe cleaners in half.
  2. Fold the pipe cleaners in half and twist the ends to for elongated ovals.
  3. Glue the pipe cleaner ovals along one edge of the bottom of the pinecone to form turkey feathers. Use plenty of glue to ensure a tight bond.
  4. Cut an orange pipe cleaner into small pieces.
  5. Bend and twist the orange pipe cleaner pieces into triangles.
  6. Glue the orange pipe cleaner triangle onto the top of the pinecone.
  7. Glue two wiggle eyes above the orange triangle.
  8. Allow the glue to dry completely.

Cinnamon Pinecone Cutting the Pipe Cleaners in Half

Twisting the Pipe Cleaners into Ovals Gluing the Pipe Cleaner Ovals to the Pinecones

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Bending Orange Pipe Cleaners into Triangles Gluing the Orange Pipe Cleaner Triangles to the Pinecones

Gluing the Wiggle Eyes to the Pinecone Pinecone and Pipe Cleaner Turkey

For more fun turkey crafts, try my Heart Turkey Craft, Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint-Footprint Craft, T Is for Turkey Handprint Craft, Turkey Sibling Footprint Craft, and Turkey Handprint Craft.

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Image Credits

Pinecone and Pipe Cleaner Turkey Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Cinnamon Pinecone © 2015 Heather Johnson
Cutting the Pipe Cleaners in Half © 2015 Heather Johnson
Twisting the Pipe Cleaners into Ovals © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Pipe Cleaner Ovals to the Pinecones © 2015 Heather Johnson
Bending Orange Pipe Cleaners into Triangles © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Orange Pipe Cleaner Triangles to the Pinecones © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Wiggle Eyes to the Pinecone © 2015 Heather Johnson
Pinecone and Pipe Cleaner Turkey © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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