small and large paintbrushes acrylic paints in brown, tan, mustard yellow, red and rose
clear coat spray
How to make the turkey decoration
Place newspaper down on work surface. Turn clay pot over and glue wooden ball to bottom of pot.
When glue is dry, use large paint brush to paint entire the outside of the clay pot and the entire wooden ball with brown paint. Let dry and apply a second coat.
When dry, use large paint brush to fleck on spots of tan paint for effect. This does not have to be perfect! Using small paint brush, paint on feet and beak, use the photo as a guide if needed.
Making the turkey’s head
Use small paintbrush to paint on the gobbler in red. Dab large paintbrush or stencil dotter in rose paint. Dab onto newspaper or paper towel until all excess paint is removed. Gently dab onto “cheeks” of turkey’s face.
When the paint is completely dry, draw on eyes and dot nostrils onto beak with the black finetip marker. Spray entire surface with clear coat.
Finishing touches for this project
Glue miniature bow tie in place, or fashion a simple bow out of ribbon and glue in place. Trim excess to suit your tastes. Tie a piece of jute or raffia through the holes of the green button. Tie a bow and trim excess. Glue button to the body below the bowtie. Glue feathers to the back so that they stick up above the back of the turkey’s head.