iLovetoCreate Silly Turkey

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by iLovetoCreate Design Team

iLovetoCreate Silly Turkey

This is one cute turkey!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint. Download and print project template.
  • 2
    Press with thumb into two sides of Styrofoam egg on each side of widest part to create spaces for eyes.
  • 3
    Sponge Real Brown over entire Styrofoam egg and Styrofoam ball.
  • 4
    Trace and cut tail and wings from template onto Tan foam. (Note: cut two of the wings and the feet that are at the bottom of template. When it comes time to adhere to turkey, simply reverse one.) Trace and draw feather lines with permanent marker and brush tips of feathers with Wicker White.
  • 5
    Trace and cut inner tail from template on Black foam and glue into place.
  • 6
    Trace and cut out feet from template on Orange foam. Make 1/4 inch slits, criss cross on each side approximately 1/2 inch from heel. Insert Orange/Copper wire. Pull wire a little, coil and glue to underside.
  • 7
    Trace and cut out turkey waddle from template on Red felt. Set aside.
  • 8
    Cut wire into three parts and coil each segment on brush handle or an item such as a lollipop stick if available. Set aside.
  • 9
    Sponge Sky Blue on turkey's back and on top of head. Paint Turner's Yellow beak on pointy end of Styrofoam egg. Let dry.
  • 10
    Glue eyes to head and waddle under beak. Punch three holes on head with toothpick and glue in the three coiled wires.
  • 11
    Use a pencil to punch holes in underside of head and in body where head will be attached. Holes should be large enough to insert Red wire. Dab some glue in the holes and insert Red wire.
  • 12
    Punch two holes with pencil for legs. Glue in feet.
  • 13
    Glue tail to back and wings to sides and secure with tape.
  • 14
    Use a toothpick to punch a small hole on back. Knot string and glue knotted part into hole.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Aleene’s 4 oz. Foamtastic Glue 104142903
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 6 inch 104183647
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Egg 2-1/2 inch 104687494
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Real Brown 104107490
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104107634
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Turner's Yellow 104107605
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Sky Blue 104107554
  • Sharpie Permanent Marker Fine Point Black 104128524
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Tan 104258587
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104258586
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Orange 104258589
  • CPE The New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Red 104276451
  • Nicole™ Crafts Copper Wire 12 pc. Assorted Colors 22 gauge 36 yard 104243911
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 15 mm 60 pc. 104233381
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • 3M 3/4 inch x 60 yard Masking Tape 104148306
  • Utility Sponge
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick
Download Project Template