By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 6 and up
This little gobbler will be ready in a jiffy. It only takes five steps to make this cute clay turkey for the Thanksgiving table!
What you'll need:
- Modeling clay: brown, red, orange
- 2 small wiggle eyes
- Feathers in fall colors
How to make it:
- Roll brown clay into one large ball and one small ball. Cut or break toothpick in half, poke half of the toothpick into the large ball (body) wherever you want the head to be. Place the head onto the exposed toothpick. (See photo.)
- Roll a small piece of orange clay into a beak. Break or cut the remaining half toothpick in half again and push into the front of the face where you want the beak to be. Press the beak onto the toothpick.
- Roll a small piece of red clay in your fingers to form the gobbler. Press the gobbler over the top of the beak and down one side. (See photo.)
- Roll out six small pieces of orange clay. Press three next to each other on the bottom of the turkey toward one side, and the other three on the other side. (See photo.)
- Trim the long shaft from the feathers then poke the feathers into the back of the turkey.
- We used modeling clay that does not harden or crack. When the kids are done they can always reshape it and make something else!
- If you don't have feathers, make your plumes out of construction paper.
- Instead of wiggle eyes, you can use white and black clay.