Thanksgiving Turkeys

Maria and Sheila are Using Pinecones and Feathers to Make Creative Turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Supply List:

  • Pinecone
  • Feathers
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Red felt
  • Needle and thread

Directions for Caregivers:

It is a good idea to watch the video before you start making your own.

This is a great, fun group activity. When you have a collection of turkeys, they all seem to take on individual personalities! Make one before you start so that the participants know what they are aiming for.

Early and middle-stage memory care/dementia.
Make the Thanksgiving turkey craft as described in the video. Guide and assist if needed through the steps.
If you have a sample turkey made before you start, it helps you envision what you are making.

About this Activity

This Thanksgiving turkey craft usually gives rise to lots of conversation and laughter as the turkeys take on individual characters.

You can use any size pine cone from about 1 ½” wide in this craft. Making these turkeys is a fun craft for all generations.

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Thanksgiving Turkeys