Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Turkey Magnet Clips

This was a fun craft that can be made lots of different ways, and I will show you at least 3 different styles.

Materials Needed:
Brown, Orange, Red and Yellow Foam Sheets
Clothes Pins
Tacky Glu
Googly Eyes
Feathers (if you have them)
Magnet Strips
Sheet of Paper

Draw your turkey body onto your sheet of paper, My body is approximately 2-1/4" tall and 1-3/4" wide. It's like a round circle with a smaller circle overlapping at the top. Cut out your body pattern and trace onto your brown foam, then cut out your foam turkey body.

Measure and mark cut lines using your clothes pin for width. You want your strips to be just as wide as your clothes pin. I did this on both ends and just eyed the cut accross from mark to mark. You'll want you strips at least 4-5 inches long, each strip can be cut in half to make two. Cut two strips of each color (orange, red, and yellow). Cut your strips in half making 4 strips of each color.

Glue your foam body onto your clothes pin with Tacky Glue or glue gun, I left a little space at the bottom to glue a raffia bow. Choose the color you want for your center feather and slip it under your turkey's head and glue in place and cut off at the end of your clothes pin.

I clipped the ends of my strips on an angle to make it easier to glue behind your turkey body. Alternate colors, and the more strips you add they will start to overlap slightly as you glue them in place. If you are using Tacky Glue, be patient, it will slide around a bit, just hold them in place for a minute and they will stay in place. Clip each as shown to make the appearance of fanning out. After it's all dry, you can start on your turkey's face.

Glue on your googly eyes. Cut out a small triangle of yellow foam and glue upside down underneath the googly eyes, then cut out a small tear drop shape of red foam and glue right under the triangle. Tie a small bow from two strips of raffia, make it about as wide as the turkey's body or a little larger and glue to the bottom of the turkey and cut the ends to about an inch and a half.

If you have self sticking magnet strips, then adhere about an inch length to the back of your clothes pin, or glue a strip if it's not a self-stick. Stick him to the nearest metal item to you and admire! Below you will see two other ways to make these magnet turkey clips.

The turkey on the right was made with silk autumn leaves, I just cut off sections of the leaves and glued them around and under the body. Same for the feathers, glue them around behind the body. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kemi Doran

1 comment:

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

My grands love making things like this! Very cute!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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