Sunday, November 15, 2009

Free Quilled Turkey Project

free quilled turkey

For those of you who have young children, you will appreciate the family turkey project we had to complete.

Each family was given a photocopied turkey to cut out and decorate. Each turkey will be given an award and posted in school on the bulletin board for the class. Every family member was asked to contribute to the project, and we were encouraged to look for things to add to our turkey.

The base of our turkey was colored with crayons. Much thought went into the color selection and what a beauty he is. We kept the "decorations" to a minimum, sticking to a collection of stickers. Daddy added some orange peel and we added some texture by cutting the webbing on our clementine crate and adding it to his belly. The final addition was Mommy's quilled turkey (I love any opportunity to share quilling with everyone).

Please find the instructions for the Turkey Pattern here:

free quilling turkey

  • 2 strips of brown
  • 1/2 strip of cream
  • I let my strips overlap so that there is very little cream showing only in the center
  • Make a teardrop shape
  • 12 in (30.5 cm) tight coil
  • Cut small triangle for beak
  • Approximately 1 in (2.5 cm) of 1/16 in ( cm) wide paper for the red wattle (this is the part that hangs down from the beak)
Tail Feathers:
  • 6 in (15.2 cm) Alternate side looping in various fall colors
  • Attach to bottom of teardrop
  • 4 in (10.2 cm) Yellow, 6 in (15.2 cm) Red, and 12 in (30.5 cm) Brown strips - glue them end-to-end and make a shaped teardrop
  • Attach to center of body
  • Scrap of Yellow
Looks like he is running away - do you think he's worried about Thanksgiving?

I hope you have fun with this little fellow. Here are some ideas:

  • Make a Thanksgiving card with him holding a sign that says "Eat Tofu" or "Eat Pork, the other white meat"
  • Add him to your Thanksgiving scrapbook page as an embellishment
  • Add him to a framed photograph of your thanksgiving feast
The possibilities are endless... I'd love to see what you can do...
If you use this guy, please post a comment here with a link to your post so that everyone can find your project too :-)

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