Once you have made one of these turkeys, the craft will go fast for additional
ones. It takes more time to explain it than to make it.
Parental supervision is recommended.
This project is rated EASY to do.
What You Need
1 Red bumpy chenille stem
1 Orange bumpy chenille stem
1 Brown bumpy chenille stem
1 Yellow bumpy chenille stem
2 Tan chenille stems (bumpy would look cute)
2 (5-6 MM) Wiggle eyes
2 ounce paint bottle (any color)
How To Make It
Note: Any chenille stem "bumps" leftover after cutting can be
used in future projects.
Cut the brown bumpy chenille stem into 2 pieces that have 2 bumps each.
Cut the red chenille stem into a 1 bump and another piece that has 2
Cut the orange chenille stem into 2 bumps.
Cut the yellow chenille stem into 1 bump.
Twist the end of one tan chenille stem to the end of the second tan
Wrap the long tan chenille stem around the outside of a paint bottle.
Slip one 2 bump brown chenille stem under all the layers of the tan
chenille stem. Twist once to hold all the tan chenille stems together. (The
brown will make the head)
On the opposite side of the paint bottle slide the following
chenille stems under all the layers of the tan chenille stem in one
area: one each of red, brown, and orange. Position the tan chenille close
together on top of the narrow part of the colored bumpy chenille.
Bend the colored chinless in half and twist once to hold the tan chenille
stems in place. (see photo)
Slide the turkey body off of the paint bottle.
Bend the head (brown) up and over slightly.
Bend the 1 bump red chenille stem in 1/2 and twist around the neck of the
Take the 1 bump yellow chenille stem on the bottom tan chenille stem and
twist around the tan chenille stem. Bend the middle of the stem in towards
the turkey to resemble feet.
Separate (fan) the tan turkey body out to give it a more rounded shape.
Glue a wiggle eye on each side of the turkey's head.
Fan out the red, brown, and orange tail feathers. (See photo)