Yo Yo Turkey
February 12th, 2013 posted by Rita Fleehart
These adorable little turkeys also make great magnets or lapel pins! Make a ton of them to give as gifts to your dinner guests, sell at craft shows, or share with friends.
You will need:
6″ circle of fall print fabric (body) Rust, or burnt orange or light brown felt (for face) Scrap of orange felt (for nose) 1 1/2″ wood heart (for feet) Acrylic paint: bittersweet Brush Black sharpee or Ultimate Marker Scissors or pinking shears Needle and thread Tacky glue
If you make this project
What you do
Paint the wood heart with 2 coats of bittersweet acrylic paint. Let dry. Use needle and thread to stitch edge under and make a running stitch around fall fabric. Pull thread to gather fabric and tie off. Flatten circle with stitching in center front. This creates the yo-yo.
Cut two face pieces from felt. It can be cut with pinking shears or straight. Glue or sew together around edges.
Cut beak from orange felt and glue on face. Use marker to make eyes.
Glue face to front of yo-yo to cover hole and stitching. Glue face and yo-yo to center of heart so round end of heart forms feet..
From Our Readers
[click image to view larger] Hi Amanda, Junior Girl Scout Troop 11812 from East Bethel, MN, made these Yo-yo Turkeys to donate to Margaret Place (apartments for seniors). They made a total of 77 turkeys to donate. Carla