Spruce up the Thanksgiving table with these turkey table favors.
Adult help needed.
What You'll Need:
One 1-1/8-inch wood doll pin base
Wood balls (1-3/4-inch diameter, 1-1/4-inch diameter)
Wood teardrop cutouts (11 large, 2 small)
Acrylic paint (brown, yellow, red, orange)
Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
Acrylic spray sealer
Felt (1x2 inches orange, 1x2 inches red)
2 wiggle eyes (8mm each)
Paint all the wood pieces in the following colors: doll pin base, the 1-3/4-inch ball, and the 1-1/4-inch ball -- brown; four large teardrops -- yellow; four large teardrops -- red; three large teardrops and two small teardrops -- orange. Let dry, then apply a second coat of paint. Let dry completely.
To make the turkey's body, glue the 1-3/4-inch ball to the doll pin base. For the head, glue the 1-1/4-inch wood ball to the front top of the body.
Arrange the large teardrop pieces as shown in the illustration above for the turkey's feathers. Overlap the edges of the teardrops and glue them together so they form a half circle of feathers. Glue the half circle of feathers to the body at the center and at each end of the half circle.
To make the wings, glue a small teardrop to each side of the body. Put the turkey in a cardboard box in a well-ventilated area, and have an adult help you lightly spray it with acrylic sealer. Let dry.
To make the beak, use the pattern you can download here to trace and cut out 2 triangles from the orange felt. Align the short sides of each triangle and glue them to the center front of the head.
Use the pattern to trace and cut out the wattle from the red felt. Glue the top of the wattle to the head just below the beak. Glue the wiggle eyes to the turkey's head above the beak (you may want to use tweezers to help you with this).
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