Clothespin Turkey

Oct 1, 2009 at 7:46 a.m. ET

This feathery clothespin turkey craft for Thanksgiving is easy and fun for kids!

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What you need

Wooden clothespins or doll pins
Round wooden doll pin bases
Acrylic paint: brown, white, red, orange, yellow
Feathers in fall colors
Black craft foam or felt
Paint brush
Hot glue gun

What you do

Paint clothespin and base brown and let dry. Repeat.

Apply some hot glue to the bottom ½" of the clothespin and insert into the base.

Paint the "neck" of the clothespin with white paint for a collar. Let dry.

Turn the clothespin so that the openings on the sides are at the sides and a solid front is facing you. Cut out a small bow tie from black craft foam or felt and glue to the white collar.

Add feet by painting on 3 little marks for each foot with yellow paint at the end of the clothespin where it meets the base.

Use the handle end of the paint brush to dot on the whites of the eyes. When dry, use a toothpick to add smaller black dots.

Add a small mark for the yellow beak and use red to add a waddle around one side of the beak.

Use the handle end of the paint brush to add three orange dots for buttons onto the front of the clothespins. Set aside to dry.

When paint is dry, hot glue feathers to the back of the clothespin in a fan design.