FINE MOTOR PINE CONE TURKEY CRAFT

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft

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This Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft is a great Thanksgiving activity for kids to practice their threading skills.

Give your preschoolers and young kids a fun Thanksgiving activity to keep them busy on turkey day with this cute Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft!

All you need to do is set out some pine cones, felt, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and beads!

If your kids need help with gluing you can certainly sit down with them and help.

But if you’re wanting them to just sit and practice threading, you could also create a few pine cone turkeys ahead of time un-threaded and have them start adding the beads right away!

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft for kids

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft for kids

What type of beads can I use for this Fine Motor Turkey?

We showed this off using small plastic beads (also known as pony beads), but as long as the bead’s hole fits through the pipe cleaner your turkey can have an array of colorful feathers!

Choose from wooden beads or maybe even buttons with large enough openings! 

How many feathers can I make? 

We showed off 3 but if you get a larger pine cone, you could thread several pipe cleaners. This would keep kids busy and learning for longer! Which is always a win in our book 🙂

What else can kids do other than thread the pine cone turkey?

One thing my kids liked doing with this activity is sorting colors! They LOVED sorting the bead colors we chose for our turkey which are Fall and Thanksgiving themed.

Give them a small container for the beads and get them sorting for some fun color recognition and learning

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft for preschoolers

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft for preschoolers

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft Activity for kids

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft Activity for kids

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft Activity for kids

How to Make this Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft – Materials:

Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft -Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

INSTRUCTIONS: 

Step 1. Tie your pipe cleaners behind the pine cone and use hot glue to secure so they don’t slip off.

Step 2. Glue your googly eyes on the turkey.

Step 3. Cut out a beak out of orange felt and tear drop shape out of red felt for the wattle. Glue those on the pine cone.

Step 4. Thread beads onto your pipe cleaners. Then curve to make a feather and tie your pipe cleaner around one of the pine cone leaves. You can secure that with hot glue if you want to keep it like that or just leave it loosely tied if you want to start over and thread again. 

Yield: Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft

FINE MOTOR PINE CONE TURKEY CRAFT

FINE MOTOR PINE CONE TURKEY CRAFT
This Fine Motor Pine Cone Turkey Craft is a great Thanksgiving activity for kids to practice their threading skills.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Materials

  • Pine cones
  • Orange and Red scrap felt
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Beads
  • Hot glue gun
  • Googly eyes

Instructions

Step 1. Tie your pipe cleaners behind the pine cone and use hot glue to secure so they don't slip off.

Step 2. Glue your googly eyes on the turkey.

Step 3. Cut out a beak out of orange felt and tear drop shape out of red felt for the wattle. Glue those on the pine cone.

Step 4. Thread beads onto your pipe cleaners. Then curve to make a feather and tie your pipe cleaner around one of the pine cone leaves. You can secure that with hot glue if you want to keep it like that or just leave it loosely tied if you want to start over and thread again. 

Check out more Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids. 

Unicorn Turkey Craft 
Thanksgiving Turkey Balloons
Kawaii Acorn Gratitude Boxes
Thankful Turkey Craft 

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