Thursday, November 4, 2010

Paper Twist Turkey Craft

Continuing on with the paper twist crafts. How about a turkey?? I am such a fan of this medium. The textures are *perfect* for the holiday season.
 Want to make a Turkey??

You'll Need:
Several different colors of Paper Twists
Small styrofoam ball
Hot Glue
Scissors

  ~Cut a large circle out of the darkest colored paper twist (I used a regular sized glass to trace). Cut a small slice of one edge off. 
~Fold the circle in half and trim out feathered shapes from the sides like this:
~Cut more circles out of the different colors of paper twist and give each one it's own feathered trimming (they can vary as much as you like). Make each circle a bit smaller than the last, and be sure  to take the same slice out of each edge.
~Layer them all on top of each other, lining the flat edges up. Hot glue them each to the next, putting a large dot of glue in the center of the paper. 
~Using any previous color, cut a long rectangle and place the styrofoam ball in the center. Wrap the ball with it and hot glue it securely. 
~Using the excess pieces of the rectangle, twist them up into a neck shape:
 ~Dab a little hot glue to help it hold the shape. Save a little looseness at the end for the beak. 
~Use a small twist of a yellowish colored paper and make a beak. Hot glue it into the end of the neck. 
~Hot glue the covered ball to the circles of feathers. 
~Use a small piece of red paper twist to make the wattle and hot glue it on. 
~Use a couple little circles of white twist to make eyes and glue them on.
~Cut the shape of some little bird legs and hot glue them to the bottom of the bird. 
You've finished!!
I'm showing this project off at some funky linky parties!! Check them out!!
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