I wanted to come up with a cute and easy way to make a place setting card. I looked through my supplies and saw that I already had craft foam and pipe cleaners. Since I just bought a new glue gun tonight (for only $2.99) I designed this little guy.
I cut out a peanut shape for the body and two tear drops for the wings.
Please excuse the extra glue on the eyeball. I forgot how hot they get and burned myself, which caused me to get extra glue on the eye. I used google eyes and scraps of orange and red craft foam to make his face.
To make the feathers, I cut pipe cleaners in half. I curled them by wrapping them around a pencil.
I then glued the feathers to the back side of the body.
To make the legs, I cut a yellow pipe cleaner in half, and then cut the halves in half. I then wrapped one of the halves around the other piece to form the feet.
I glued the legs onto the back of the body, and also added the wings. You can either write the name directly on the turkey, or on a small piece of cardstock. I slipped the cardstock under the wings but did not glue it down. This way I can reuse the turkey each year, but change the names and needed.
When your Thanksgiving table is set, place the turkey onto the plates.