question about pinecone turkey craft

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  1. srfjeld

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    I have decided to have my first graders make pinecone turkeys this Friday. I have pine cones, googly eyes, feathers, and pipe cleaner... I think I've gotten most of it figured out, but I'm having a hard time with the face. I've seen where some people used brown pom poms and hot glued them to their pine cones and then put the eyes and beak on there. I can't find pom poms anywhere "and" I think it would be hard to glue the eyes and beak to them and have them stay.

    For teachers who've done this before, what's worked best/easiest for you?

    Thank you. :)
     
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    I have used a head cut from construction paper we kind of jammed in between the parts of the cone and glued in.
     
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    That stiff felt, or the felt with the sticky on the back, would work well. Two pieces back to back would be easy to overlap one of the pieces of pinecone and glue on.
     
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    This has worked well for me too!
     
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    [​IMG]
    That is a pic of some we made a few years ago.
     
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    Couldn't see it, SpecialPreskoo.
     
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    We did this craft in Daisy's and used a brown pompom for the head. It had google eyes and a felt beak and snood. The head was hot glued onto the pine cone. It stayed on. We also used pipe cleaners wrapped around the body to form legs so the turkey could balance on the table.
     
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    We used brown pompoms and I thought they turned out adorable! You can find the all sorts of pompoms at Michaels.
     
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    Thank you, everyone! There are a lot of great ideas here!
     

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