Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Create Your Own Pinecone Turkey Place Cards

Decorate each place at your Thanksgiving table with these pinecone turkey place cards.

Supplies Needed (for each place setting):

Construction Paper (red, yellow, orange, brown)
Pom (brown)
Googly eyes
Pipe Cleaner (orange) –optional

You will need help from an adult for this first step: place the pinecone(s) on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees F for about 40 minutes to kill and bugs or germs that might be living in there. Let the pinecone cool before you touch it.

First, cut out all your pieces. Cut one feather shape for each letter of the name you want to put on the turkey. For example, if I were making a place card for myself I would cut out seven feathers because Jessica has seven letters in it. Cut out a yellow beak and a red gobble.

Write the letters on the construction paper feathers. Alternate colors. Lay the pinecone on its side and glue the feathers in order to the back end of the pinecone.

Glue the brown pom to the front end of the turkey. This is the head. Glue the eyes, beak, and gobble to the pom so the turkey has a face.

If you want to add a special touch, add orange pipe cleaner legs. Twist the pipe cleaners into three-pronged feet and then glue the feet to the bottom of the pinecone. The back of the pinecone will rest on the table and the feet will support the front end.

Repeat for each guest at your Thanksgiving dinner.

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31742 / 50000 words. 63% done!


Anonymous said...

Great Idea - even though it will just our family (5) I am going to have the kids make these! I will be looking forward to ideas for Christmas Decorations.

Jessica said...

I will post plenty of Christmas crafts--enough to get you through the season! Hope you enjoy the pinecone project. I would love to hear about your experience.