So…I had this ridiculous idea last week. A wanted to make a glitter turkey (although later he informed me that turkeys are typically brown….who knew?), so we embarked on a craft together to make a glitter turkey. It is very simple, and with the right pattern creation your turkey may look more turkey-like than ours. I tend to think our turkey is more historical in nature, like when the dinosaurs become turkeys….HA!
A list of the basic supplies: cardboard cake plate, leaf cut-outs, feathers, glue, glitter, googly eye, duct tape, markers.
And a willing assistant:
You will need a cardboard cake round (I got these on special at Walmart, so many uses!)
I free formed a turkey pattern on the cardboard, but you could print one off the internet I’m sure.
Once you have drawn your turkey, then you should outline it with glue (I did this part):
Then have them smooth it out with a sponge paint brush (also something I buy in bulk, they are A’s favorite paint brushes):
Then cover it with glitter, and let it dry for about ten to fifteen minutes:
Then shake off the glitter outside (A’s favorite part):
And you are part of the way done! And this could be the moment where it starts to look a bit dinosaur like…
So I poked some holes in the cake board, and then A stuck in some feathers:
Then I had found some Hallmark leaf cut-outs in Publix of all places, and so we wrote one each one things that A was grateful for, and then glued them around the outer edge. I poked a hole behind the leaves and used some yarn to make a rope, and voila!