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Making a Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box


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September 19, 2017

Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - filled with candyHere is a fun activity that you and the kids can do together for Thanksgiving. Turn a small plastic flower pot into a turkey candy box. Make one, or make a few to share the season's bounty with your neighbors. Older kids will be able to manage on their own, but the littlies might need some assistance from mom.

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Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: one turkey candy box

Supplies:

  • printed copy of the provided pattern sheet for the feet
  • 2.4" high brown plastic flower pot
  • three feathers, two black and one white
  • A6 sized piece of dark brown felt
  • small piece of red felt for the wattle
  • A6 sized piece of orange cardstock
  • pair of 20mm wiggle eyes
  • small cellophane bag
  • selection of small sweeties
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
  • Sellotape
  • standard scissors
  • pencil
  • round plastic lid with a diameter of 2.6"
Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - pattern for the feet
 

Steps:

  1. Glue the three feathers to the back of the flower pot, gluing them black-white-black. Hold each feather in place for a few seconds to allow glue to set.
  2. Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - glue feathers to the back of the pot
     
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  3. Place the plastic lid on the brown felt and trace around it. Cut the traced circle and glue it to the pot on the opposite side of the feathers.
  4. Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - glue felt circle to front of pot, opposite the side with feathers
     
  5. Cut a wattle from the red felt. Cut small slits to the top of the wattle and glue the wattle to the bottom of the brown felt circle.
  6. Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - cut a wattle from red felt and make slits on the upper edge
     
    Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - fit and glue wattle to front of pot
     
  7. Fold a piece of orange cardstock and cut a beak on the fold. Glue the fold of the beak directly above the wattle.
  8. Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - make orange beak from cardstock and glue in place above the wattle
     
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  9. Glue the two wiggle eyes in place.
  10. Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - glue eyes in place
     
  11. Trace and cut two feet from the orange cardstock, and glue them to the bottom of the flower pot.
  12. Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - trace and cut feet from the orange cardstock
     
    Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - glue feet to bottom of the pot
     
  13. Add the sweeties to the cellophane bag. Secure the bag with sellotape and cut the top of the bag shorter to make the end result neater. Add the bag to the pot and voila!
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