Thursday, November 28, 2013

Crafting with Kara - Craft Turkey Tutorial

A craft turkey made of styrofoam, feathers and toothpicks

I am pretty excited about this craft.  Kara came up with the idea to make a turkey a few weeks ago. She sketched it out, picked out the supplies and made her idea come to life. She also took all of the pictures herself. (one of the reasons why she is not in any  them this time)   I am one proud mama! 

Supplies need to make a craft turkey

Here are the supplies she used.  Two styrofoam balls of different sizes, brown paint, brown and colorful feathers, google eyes, and a glue gun. (not pictured small pieces of yellow and red felt) 

Painting the styrofoam balls brown for the turkey

The first step was to paint the styrofoam balls brown.  We found a new kind of styrofoam at the craft store on this visit. It was solid, and did not have the holes of the traditional styrofoam.  It did cost a few cents more, but it absorbed a lot less paint, so she did not have to do as many coats. 

Adding the feathers to the craft turkey

She then covered the smaller ball entirely in feathers.  On the bigger ball she only covered the top half.  This ball will be the body.  She used bigger features for the wings. 

The toothpick feet of the craft turkey

In this picture you can see the bottom half of the ball, some of the tail feathers, and a picture of how she formed the feet out of toothpicks. 

A picture of the craft turkey made from styrofoam, feathers and toothpicks

Once the feet were formed. she joined the two balls together with a toothpick.  The eyes, beak, and snood were added on with hot glue.  I think he kind of has a worried look on his face, like he knows what we eat on Thanksgiving. :) This little guy does not need to be scared though, we don't eat styrofoam and feathers. 

We what to wish you a  very Happy Thanksgiving!!  

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, he's so cute! I love turkeys. My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up! This week's round is still open.


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