Clay Pot Turkey
Contributed by: Amanda Formaro
This little turkey is quite simple to make. The cost is minimal and he makes a great table decoration or hostess gift for Thanksgiving dinner!
You will need
- 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
- green button
- 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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