I saw a cute little turkey on Split Coast Stampers and I knew that I needed to make some for Thanksgiving this year. These are really fun and basically use a bunch of punches and a lot of glue! This would be a great activity to do with your kids too.
This is what you will need for this project:
- 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
- 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (119854)
- 3/4″ Circle Punch (119873)
- Large Oval Punch (119855)
- 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869)
- 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (127811)
- Googlies (127539)
- Chocolate Chip Card Stock (102128)
- Cajun Craze Card Stock (119684)
- Pumpkin Pie Card Stock (105117)
- More Mustard Card Stock (100946)
- Garden Green Card Stock (102584)
- White Gel Pen (105021)
For the big turkey, I started by punching out eight 1 3/4″ Scallop Circles out of Chocolate Chip to make the turkey body. I scored them down the middle.
I punched two 2 3/8″ Scallop Circles out of More Mustard and cut them in half. Then I punched two Large Ovals each out of Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green and Cajun Craze. I also punched 6 Large Oval Punches out of Chocolate Chip. I layered the ovals so that just the tip of the Chocolate Chip was showing. Then I adhered the More Mustard half circles and the layered ovals together.
Next I adhered the oval layers over the Mustard half circles to create the tail. After that I started adhering the Chocolate Chip Scallop Circles together for the body. I folded the circles and adhered them back to back.
Then it was time to glue everything together. I put my turkey tail on my Silicone Craft Sheet (127853) so that I wouldn’t make a mess all over…hot glue guns and I don’t always get along so well. I added a glob of hot glue to the lower center of the tail and pressed the body of my turkey into it.
I added the turkey neck and head by clipping a rectangle out of Chocolate Chip Card Stock and adhering it between the layers of the scalloped turkey body.
Finally I added his little head by punching out two 3/4″ circles out of Chocolate Chip Card Stock and adhering them to the neck, adding a Googlie eye to either side of the head, snipping a diamond shape out of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock for the beak and punching a 1/2″ circle out of Cajun Craze Card Stock for the wobble (is that what it’s called??). I made a little slit in the turkey head to put the beek in and I made a slit in the wobble so that I could put it right under the beek. I adhered them with rolled up glue dots. Finally I added a name tag by cutting a piece of More Mustard Card Stock to 1″x3″ and a piece of Cajun Craze Card Stock to 1.25″x3.25″ and layering them together. I used my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker to add the name.
I made the smaller napkin ring turkey with the same process, only I used the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch for the tail backing and 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punches for the tail layers. Once I had the turkey assembled, I hot glued it to a 1″ strip of More Mustard Card Stock that I had cut to fit around my napkin. I used a White Gel Pen for the eyes since this turkey was much smaller.
Hope that you have as much fun making these turkeys as I did!
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