- Sophie &Friends
Here is the perfect project to keep your children occupied while making Thanksgiving dinner. Folded stips of colorful paper create an adorable Thanksgiving turkey decoration.
Make a fold in your paper about 1.5" to 2" from the bottom. Fold the paper in half lengthwise as well.
Begin with the 3.5" circle. Center the circle at the point where the two creases meet. Draw an arc from the crease line on the left to the crease line on the right.
Do the same with your 5.5" circle.
Finally, use your 7.5" circle to draw the third arc.
Cut one inch strips from your burgundy (orange), red and yellow card stock. These strips should be 1" x 8.5". You should be able to get 11 strips from each sheet of paper. Note - you may need more than 11 strips of the darker colors.
With each of these colors I will be using a different technique to attach the paper. I begin with the darkest color and will be using hot glue. Place a small amount of hot glue at the outer line. Place the edge of one strip at that line. Fold the paper over, add a little more hot glue and attach the strip on the middle line. Continue doing this until you have covered the entire back line.
For the next line we will be using clear tape. Use a piece of tape to attach one end of the red strip to the center line. Fold it over and tape the other end to the center line. Continue doing this until the entire line is covered.
For the final line we will be using a glue stick. Apply a large amount of glue to the area and place one end of the yellow strip to the center line. Fold it over and attach the other end to the center fold line. Continue doing this until the line is covered.
Next, create the turkey's body. Fold your brown paper in half. Use your scissors to cut a "peanut" shape out of the paper.
Use your hot glue to attach the body to the center of the feathers.
Cut a triangle out of the yellow paper. Fold it in half to create a beak. Attach that with hot glue.
Finaly, add two eyes using your hot glue.