Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

I am crazy about these wooden spool and feather turkeys made by Joel Henriques of Made by Joel from the November issue of Parents magazine. Super cute and easy!

Materials: Wooden spool, Covered floral wire (12-inch piece), Wire cutter or old scissors, Scissors, Colored paper, Small button, Feathers, Pen, Clear tape


Step 1: Wrap the middle section of wire twice around spool tightly. Twist together to secure. Bend wire to make a foot on each leg and trim excess with old scissors or wire cutter.


Step 2: Trace the end of a spool and a button about 1″ apart on paper. Connect the circles to form a neck, and add points on head. Cut out shape, and draw eyes, beak, and spiral.


Step 3: Tape the paper body to one end of spool, then flip over and attach 3 feathers to other side, taping each one individually. Adjust feet so turkey stands.

November 19, 2010| DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Holidays, Thanksgiving