This was a craft we did when my first three were in their early years. Hannah came home yesterday and said, "Oh...I remember doing this!"
We raided the cupboards for all sorts of dried things (popcorn, crackers, beans, rice, marshmallows, and cranberries), drew some turkeys, got out the glue, and bing! fun! :)
The pieces of dried materials are best kept in bowls, but it is still messy.