HOUSEMART BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS |
November 7, 2019
| Updated on November 7, 2019 at 12:09 pm
Learn how to make a festive fall-themed turkey from recycled Star-Advertiser newsprint, with help from the staff at HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts. Click here for a complete list of supplies needed.
1. Scrunch 2 to 4 sheets of newspaper into a ball shape.
2. Stack 2 remaining sheets of newspaper to form a double thickness. Place the ball of newspaper in the center.
3. Gather up the sheets of newspaper around the ball.
4. Use the twine or ribbon to secure the gathered newspaper. Shape the turkey by pushing the gathered paper to one side. This will be the turkey’s tail.
5. Paint the rounded bottom of the newspaper with the brown acrylic paint and dry. This is for the turkey body.
6. Spread the gathered “tail” out. Paint the tail with yellow, red and orange acrylic paint, or leave the “feathers” as is.
7. Using the brown cardstock, cut a 3-inch circle for the turkey’s head. From the orange cardstock, cut a triangle for the beak, and with the red cardstock, cut a waddle. Using white cardstock, cut 2 circles for eyes, then color in with black marker. Glue pieces together — refer to the picture for guidelines. Optional: You can cut wings from the brown cardstock and feet from the orange yardstick.
8. When the body and feathers are dry, glue the head to the body. If you cut wings and feet, glue those on as well.