STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Thanksgiving Turkey Plaque

Kids can help make this turkey using felt and STYROFOAM™.
   Completion Time - 
1-2 hours
   Designer - 
Kathy Wegner

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • 1- 8" disc
  • 1- 3-13/16" x 2-13/16" ball
Other Materials
  • Felt:
  • 1- 12" x 18" -- copper
  • 1- 5" x 7" -- gold
  • 1- 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" -- red
  • Shaggy Plush Felt:
  • 1- 10" x 9" -- bronzed copper
  • 1- 10" x 8" -- creamy white
  • Acrylic paint - Peach
  • 2- 8mm half round beads -- black
  • 1- 1" bone ring

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Invisible or matching thread
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Serrated knife (waxed with candle stub or paraffin)
  • Marker -- black
  • Tracing paper

Instructions

Don't stuff this bird--This tantalizing turkey is a deliciousdisplay for hanging, not devouring! It's one goofy gobbler thatchildren and guests will love for the holiday!
  • 1. Trace and cut patterns. Cut the following patternsout of coordinating felt and shaggy plush felt:*Beak-gold*Wings-creamy white (cut one, then reverse pattern tocut other)*Waddle-red*Legs-gold*Small tail-creamy white*Large tail-bronzed copper
  • 2. Cut (1) 12" square of copper felt.
  • 3. Using knife, cut 1/4 off of egg so it has a flatside. Paint egg peach, leaving flat side unpainted. Dry.
  • 4. Using thumbs, press in sharp edges of 8" disc and place incenter of 12" copper square. Glue felt to back of disc and gatherwith fingers to fit. Trim excess felt.
  • 5. Using remaining copper felt, cut a half circle to fit half ofdisc. Glue legs onto disc back. Glue half circle over leg ends.
  • 6. Glue tail pieces together (small tail on top oflarge tail).Glue tails on back of disc.
  • 7. Using needle and thread, sew bone ring onto tail back,approximately 3" from top center. (Leave top of ring loose).
  • 8. Glue flat side of egg on disc, near top. Using marker,draw nostrils on beak. Glue waddle, beak and bead eyes onegg head. Glue wings on disc body.