By Noreen Doll.
Turkey Trot is a fun decoration for Thanksgiving, and his bendable legs allow him to be posed in a few ways.
Kids can have a great time creating their own turkeys, and making them can be an enjoyable family activity.
Part of what makes this turkey so cute are the large eyes and beak. Smaller ones don’t have the same effect.
Craft Foam, small pieces of red, yellow, white, and black
2 Yellow Pipe Cleaners
Feathers of assorted colors
Aleenes Quick Dry Tacky Glue
How to Make Turkey Trot.
1. Poke the sharp end of a skewer into the styrofoam ball to give you a way to hold it while you paint.
Paint the styrofoam ball brown. Let dry.
2. Make the turkey’s feet by starting at one end of a pipe cleaner and bending it as shown.
Put the hook around the pipe cleaner at the back of the foot and twist it.
3. Use craft foam scraps to cut out the turkey’s features.
4. Choose the feathers for his tail. You will need shorter feathers for a small turkey, and longer feathers for a large turkey.
5. Decide where you want the face on the styrofoam ball. Press and rub that side against a hard surface to flatten it, so the features will be able to lie somewhat flat against it.
The arrow shows the slightly flattened side.
6. Glue the features on the face. Keep the eyes together and just above the beak.
7. Poke the ends of the feathers into the back of the styrofoam ball.
Remove the feathers and add a bit of glue into the hole to hold the feathers securely. Replace the feathers into the glue filled hole.
8. Decide how long you want the legs and add about 1/4 of an inch or so to allow for attaching them to the body.
Push the ends of the legs into the body at the bottom.
Remove the legs and add a bit of glue in the hole and replace the legs. Let dry.
Your finished turkey is ready to trot.