Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Silk leaves make up this turkey’s colorful tail. Have the kids make a whole flock to decorate the Thanksgiving table.
- Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Balls: 3”, two; 1-1/2”, one
- Recycled aluminum can
- Wiggle eyes, two
- Silk oak leaves
- Craft sticks, two
- Candy corn, small amount
- Acrylic paints: gloss brown, yellow
- Adhesives: low-temp glue gun and sticks, thick craft glue
scissors, skewer, paintbrush, toothpicks, scrap piece of foam, newspaper (to cover work surface)
Approximate Size: 8″x10″
Glue guns are hot and can burn. If using a low-temp glue gun, have the adult in charge handle the glue gun.
1. On covered work surface, paint recycled can glossy brown. Let dry.
2. Insert toothpicks into one 3” and 1-1/2” balls to use as handles while painting. Paint balls brown; let dry. (Note: Insert toothpicks into scrap piece of foam while paint dries.) Paint craft sticks yellow. Let dry.
3. To assemble turkey, apply glue to toothpick and insert into 1-1/2” ball (head); apply glue to other end of toothpick and attach head onto 3” ball (body). Insert and adhere craft sticks (legs) into bottom of body; position sticks toward back of body.
4. Position remaining 3” ball into can. Insert turkey legs into foam ball in can. Remove turkey, add glue to holes, and reinsert turkey.
5. Cut stems from silk leaves; insert leaves into back of turkey, creating fan-shaped tail. If needed, make small holes with pointed skewer; insert leaves. Spot glue to hold leaves in place. Insert one leaf on each side of turkey for wings. Adhere wiggle eyes and candy corn beak on face.
6. Wrap raffia around top of can; adhere in place. Tie 8” raffia length into bow. Adhere raffia bow on center. Adhere candy corn at random on can.