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Salt Dough Turkey Centerpiece

Several years ago I made a beautiful turkey centerpiece out of salt dough. Unfortunately, I cannot find the instructions. I remember that the dough was rolled out then cut with a pizza cutter into strips. The dough strips were then placed over an inverted glass mixing bowl forming "loops" to create the tail. The rest of the turkey was just formed out of the dough and then baked to harden.


Once hardened, you placed a block of foam behind the tail loops into which you inserted real feathers or dried flowers, etc.

I would be overjoyed if anyone has the instructions for this project. I have the salt dough recipe, just need the instructions.

Lou Ann from Utah

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By Jill. (Guest Post)
November 16, 20040 found this helpful

I have several recipes for salt dough that I use with pre-schoolers. Most of them can be found at They have MANY craft ideas and recipes for that kind of thing. Hope you can find it there. If not, you may be able to if you do a search for "salt dough".

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By Jojo (Guest Post)
January 21, 20050 found this helpful

Hi your turkey centerpiece sound interesting could you please send me a picture if possible thanks. jojo


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September 21, 20110 found this helpful

I had a neighbor who made one of these many years ago and I too have been looking for the recipe or craft book where it may be found. If you find it, I would appreciate you emailing me. Thanks janeenme AT

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