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Turkey Yarn Bug

Kids will enjoy making this great craft addition to the centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table!


Brown Yarn
Yellow and Orange Foam Scrap
Two Wiggle Eyes -- 20mm
2-1/2" Styrofoam Ball
Turkey Feathers
5" Square of Cardboard
Tacky Glue


Make a pompon by wrapping yarn around a 5" square of cardboard at least 100 times. Cut a 6" piece of yarn and slide it under wrapped yarn. Tie tightly into a double knot. Turn floppy over and cut completely through yarn on this side. Turn yarn blob sideways and smooth down strands.

Ask on adult to slice off the bottom of the Styrofoam ball so it stands on end. Cover the top and sides of the ball with tacky glue. Separate the strands of the pompon to fit the Styrofoam egg up inside. Press pompon into place. Arrange yarn.

Stick feathers through yarn and into Styrofoam ball to form turkey tail.

Cut a beak (two triangles) out of yellow foam. Cut a waddle (tear drop) out of orange foam. Glue on bug. Glue two wiggle eyes on.

This craft reprinted courtesy of Terri Bose of Making Friends.com. 

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Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com

Terri is the creator of makingfriends.com, freekidscrafts.com, scoutswaps.com and badginabag.com. Her work is republished all over the internet and is considered the queen of kids crafts.

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