Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Foam board
- 1 Bag feathers
- Acrylic paint: brown, tan, yellow, orange, orange-red, green, black, white
- X-Acto knife
- Plate & glass for circle template
- Paint brushes: 1/2" flat, liner, small round
- Tacky glue
- From foam board, trace 3 large circles. On one of the circles, create a scalloped edge around half of the circle, using the glass circle template. Trace feet and wings (4 total) and the neck/head piece. Cut out all with X-Acto knife.
- Trim 1" off the two unscalloped circles so they sit flat on the table. Cut a channel from the trimmed edge up to center on one piece and from the top down to center on the other so they slide into each other.
- Cut a channel in the scalloped tail piece and a complementary channel in the turkey body to slide it in. Cut channels for the wings and the turkey neck as well.
- Paint all pieces, using the photo as a guide.
- Glue feathers to tail circle, overlapping and covering most of surface. When paint and glue are dry, assemble centerpiece.
- Turkey "sits" on feet. Glue feet to body in position shown.