1- 1 1/2" diameter wooden ball
1- 2 1/4" diameter clay pot
3 or 4 feathers
small bowtie or 6 inch length of ribbon
6 inch length of jute or raffia
white craft or hot glue
black finetip marker
small and large paintbrushes
acrylic paints in brown, tan, mustard yellow, red, and rose
clear coat spray
What you do
Place newspaper down on work surface. Turn clay pot over and glue
wooden ball to bottom of pot. When glue is dry, use large paint brush
to paint entire the outside of the clay pot and the entire wooden ball
with brown paint. Let dry and apply a second coat. When dry, use large
paint brush to fleck on spots of tan paint for effect. This does not have
to be perfect! Using small paint brush, paint on feet and beak, use the
photo as a guide if needed.
Use small paintbrush to paint on the gobbler in red. Dab large paintbrush
or stencil dotter in rose paint. Dab onto newspaper or paper towel until all
excess paint is removed. Gently dab onto "cheeks" of turkey's face. With
the black finetip marker, drawn on eyes and dot nostrils onto beak. Spray
entire surface with clear coat.
Glue miniature bow tie in place, or fashion a simple bow out of ribbon
and glue in place. Trim excess to suit your tastes. Tie a piece of jute or
raffia through the holes of the green button. Tie a bow and trim excess.Glue button to the body below the bowtie. Glue feathers to the back so
that they stick up above the back of the turkey's head.
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