Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Easy Turkey Centerpiece


This turkey centerpiece is quick and easy to make, inexpensive, and can be made in a variety of ways.

Basic materials:
Orange
Suckers
2 googly eyes or buttons
Scraps of orange and red felt or construction paper
Serrated knife
Glue
Plate or platter.

Lay orange on its side.
Insert sucker into top front of orange for the head
Insert 5-7 suckers into the back top of the orange in fan shape for the tail.
Slice a small amount off the bottom of the orange so that it can stand up straight and place on a plate or platter.
Cut a small triangle from the orange felt or paper for the beak and two teardrop shapes from the red for a gobbler.
Glue googly eyes, beak, and gobbler to the sucker head and let dry.
Variations:
1. Insert pattern of cloves into orange for a more textured turkey before inserting the suckers.
2. Insert small feathers for the tail instead of suckers.
3. Arrange loose cranberries, small acorns, or candy corn around base of turkey.
4. Cut a small pilgrim hat from felt or construction paper and glue to head.

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