Colanders have lots of holes, so this "turkey-making" project keeps kids busy. For a long time. It's a perfect distraction when you are trying to prep for Thanksgiving!
Just stick the pipe cleaners into the holes in the colander where ever you'd like-- you can also bend them over to make feathers, wings, a tail, and a head.
During the course of making our turkey, my son declared it a "fire boat", added hoses to it, and removed its head.