Pumpkin Turkey Centerpiece
What youâll need
- Heavy construction paper in rich fall colors (we used brown, orange, yellow, red, and black)
- Crayons or markers
- A âsugar pieâ pumpkin
- A glue stick or craft glue
- Foam mounting tape or double stick tape (the foam mounting tape squares available at craft stores do a really nice job)
- Turkey centerpiece template (download here) printed out on plain paper
How to make it
- Download and print out the template on plain paper and cut out each of the shapes. You'll use these to create the parts of the turkey to attach to the pumpkin.
- Trace around the feather template to create nine tail feathers.
We made three of each in brown, orange, and yellow. Kids can use their
crayons or markers to draw a feather-like pattern on each one.
- Arrange the tail feathers in alternating colors and fan them out
into a semi-circle. Use the double-stick mounting tape to hold the
feathers together at the bottom. This tape will also hold the feathers
to the pumpkin, so make sure you use enough here. Youâll also want to
tape each feather to the one next to it about midway along, which helps
keep them in place.
- Peel the backing from the tape at the bottom of the feathers and
adhere it to the back of the pumpkin, with the pumpkin sitting upright.
- Now trace and cut out the head and the face parts (the beak,
wattle, and eyes). Use the glue stick to glue the face parts to the
head, using the template as a guide.
- With the double-stick tape, adhere the head to the pumpkin, with
the bottom of the neck about halfway down and the middle of the head
resting on the pumpkin stem. Tape it down in both spots.
- Trace and cut out the wingsâyou can draw some feathers on them if you likeâand tape them to the sides of the pumpkin.
on Nov. 2, 2013 at 12:13 AM