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Turkey Yarn Bug

Kids will enjoy making this Turkey Yarn Bug to the centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table! You can also use it as a place card for your Thanksgiving feast.


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.

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Bird Crafts For Kids, Thanksgiving Crafts, Yarn Crafts

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