November 12, 2013

Pinecone Turkey Place Holders

These make for a great kids craft but can also become beautiful, unique place holders for your Thanksgiving table. 

Items needed for this project:
A Pinecone
A walnut
Red paint
A small paint brush
Craft foam in gold, brown, orange and red.
Googly eyes 
Glue (craft or hot glue)
A Marker

Step 1: Paint a light coat of red on your walnut. Let dry.

Step 2: Glue on the eyes.

Step 3: Take a few of the pieces out of the top/front of your Pinecone to create a cradle for the walnut.

Step 4: Glue the walnut in place using a generous amount of glue. We used Elmer's glue because the kids helped with this project. However if you would like them to be more secure I would suggest hot glueing it down.

Step 5: Cut a scalloped circle out of the brown foam. Also cut a circle out of the gold that is a little smaller. Then cut an orange scalloped circle just a bit smaller than the gold. 

Step 6: Glue them together. Let dry and write a name on it. 

Step 7: Glue in place on the top/back row of the pinecone.

Step 8: Cut a small tear drop out of red and glue the point and place it under the chin of the walnut.

Step 9: Cut out a small gold triangle and glue to the walnut just below the eyes.

Step 10: After it has had plenty of time to dry place it on your Thanksgiving table and enjoy! 

Note: (The clue will dry clear. I just took this picture as soon as I had it together.)