Apple Turkey Character
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Apple Turkey Character

This adorable Turkey is made with a fresh apple body. Paint several to make cute table decorations or place card holders. Gobble, gobble anyone?

Designed by Jean Kievlan for DecoArt® Americana®

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Americana Acrylic Paint

 

Material List

  • Woodsies™ (1 XL Circle, 2 Large Stars, 1 Small Triangle, 1 Small Teadrops, 5 XL Teardrops, 8 Craft Picks)
  • Pink Powder Blush
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Apple
 

Project Instructions

Paint the XL circle with Raw Sienna, triangle beak Cadmium Yellow and two small teardrops True Red.
 

Paint two XL teardrops each Cadmium Yellow and Tangelo Orange.
 

Paint 1 XL Teardrop True Red.
 

Shade edges and feather lines on each teardrop with a contrasting color.
 

Paint two large stars Tangelo Orange. Shade edges of stars with True Red.
 

Glue small True Red teardrops and triangle beak on Raw Sienna circle as shown.
 

Dot turkey’s eyes Ebony Black.
 

When dry, make smaller dots of Snow White.
 

Let dry again then dot Ebony Black pupils in each eye.
 

Let head dry thoroughly, then glue a craft pick to the back of the head.
 

Rub turkey’s cheeks with Pink Powder Blush.
 

Glue craft picks to the back of the large teardrops and stars.
 

Pick a medium to large apple for the body, checking to see if apple is level when turned upside down.
 

Pick the most level apple for the body.
 

Insert head pick into bottom core of apple, followed by feather picks right behind the head.
 

Finally, insert star picks near front base of apple for turkey’s feet.
 

MATERIALS

  • DecoArt Americana® Acrylic Paint (Cadmium Yellow, Bright Orange, Ebony Black, Snow White, True Red, Raw Sienna)
  • American Painter® Paintbrushes (3/4-inch Series #4550, #12 Shader Series #4300, #1 Round Series #4000)
  • Woodsies™ (1 XL Circle, 2 Large Stars, 1 Small Triangle, 1 Small Teadrops, 5 XL Teardrops, 8 Craft Picks)
  • Pink Powder Blush
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Apple

Tips

Glue the craft picks to the back of the painted wood pieces.