-- Peg dolls or other wooden shapes such as small
bowling pins, game pieces or finials (I used one
of these, one of these, one of these & these)
-- Red, yellow, white & various shades of
brown wool felt (note: if doing this craft with
young children, colorful paper will be easier
for them to cut)
-- Watercolor paints, or brown acrylic paint, plus
black acrylic for the eyes.
-- PVA or other non-toxic white craft glue
-- Beeswax polish (optional). Tutorial can be
-- Paint brushes
-- A pencil
-- Scissors & pinking shears
STEP 1: Paint your pegs, finials or other wooden shapes shades of brown.
STEP 2: Use black acrylic paint or pencil to add eyes. Rub with beeswax polish to give watercolor paint an nice patina (optional).
STEP 3: Cut beaks and wattles from wool felt, and use white craft glue to attach to the face.
STEP 4: Cut curved pieces of brown felt, glue together in layers, trim in white, and attach to the backs of your turkeys with white craft glue. I found that pinking shears give a nice edge around the tails, mimicking the scalloped white edge on tails of real turkeys.
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