There was no tomfoolery here. This youngster
followed in her mother’s footsteps to design a pleasing
“Mom was making crafts for a fund-raiser at my school,
and I wanted to do something, too,” explains April
L. of Detroit, Michigan.
To April, a bird in the hand was a fun choice. “I decided
to make a turkey out of a spoon, because I’d never
seen one decorated for Thanksgiving before,” she says. “I
thought foam feathers would be pretty to use. My family
and friends also liked it.”
Ready to dress up a project of your own? Just ask a parent
for the materials and any help you need, then follow
the simple instructions here.
You Will Need
White plastic spoon
Scraps of craft foam in five colors, including red (April used Foamies)
Two 10 millimeter wiggle eyes
Scrap of gold felt
Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
6-inch-long stick of hard candy or small sucker
What to Do
1. Trace patterns onto tracing paper with pencil
and cut out.
2. Trace around the patterns on craft foam with pencil as directed
on patterns and cut out, removing the traced lines
as you cut.
3. Cut the beak from gold felt as directed on pattern.
1. Glue the eyes and comb to the back of the spoon as shown in the photo above. Fold the beak in half
as shown on pattern and apply glue along the back of the
fold. Attach the beak to the back of the spoon below the
2. Glue the feathers to the bowl of the spoon as shown in
3. Tape a stick of hard candy or a sucker behind the handle
of the spoon, planning the position of the tape so it will
be covered by the bow tie or wattle.
4. Glue the wattle and bow tie to the handle as shown, covering
Finished size: The turkey is 4 5/8 inches wide x 7 1/2 inches