Kid-friendly

DIY Googly Gobbly Pine Cone Turkeys

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As the days get colder and it starts getting darker earlier, easy craft projects are something that we are very thankful for. These super cute turkeys are a great project to do with your kids while you discuss all the things your family is thankful for.

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TO MAKE THIS CRAFT YOU WILL NEED 

  • Bindle & Brass cinnamon pine cones

  • scissors

  • low-temperature hot glue gun

  • googly eyes

  • felt - we chose several brown tones + yellow, orange, and magenta

  • paper for creating patterns

DIRECTIONS

  • Use scrap paper to create patterns for your turkeys’ feathers, feet, heads, beaks, and wattles. Trace your kids’ hands to create the tail feather patterns, or you can also download free patterns from a great post, here.

  • Use the patterns to trim the felt pieces.

  • Glue the tail feathers together, then fashion and glue your turkey faces. Give them personality!

  • Glue the tail feathers and head pieces on your pine cones. And… Gobble, Gobble!



How to Make Pine Cone Spiders

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At Bindle & Brass we love super simple crafts that we can do with the kiddos. These creepy-cute pine cone spiders are just the trick, and the added treat is their sweet fall scent of cinnamon! They are just the right amount of spooky for all the nooks, crannies, and shelves around your home!

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TO MAKE THIS CRAFT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bindle & Brass cinnamon pine cones

  • paint (we used black acrylic paint, but you could also use spray paint)

  • paint brush

  • pipe cleaners

  • googly eyes

  • scissors

  • low-temperature hot glue gun

  • faux spider web

DIRECTIONS

First, paint the pine cones. We chose to make our spiders solid black, but feel free to go wild here or keep your pine cone au natural. Let paint dry.

Wrap 4 full-length pipe cleaners around the pine cone to make a total of 8 legs. Shape the pipe cleaners into spider legs, adjusting the length with scissors if necessary.

Next, attach the googly eyes with hot glue to the pine cone. (This is a great opportunity to discuss spider anatomy with little crafters.) Most spiders have 8 eyes, but some have 6.

And that’s a wrap! 🕸 Place these creepy-cute critters around the house or make a spooky spider scene on your patio with these oversized crawlers and some faux spider webbing. TERRIFIC!