You can use simple supplies, mostly from the dollar store, to create an adorable Foam Dice Turkey Craft that is ideal for your Thanksgiving table decor. This is a fun activity to do with the kids in just about half an hour with limited supplies.
Foam dice, jumbo craft sticks, paint, and googly eyes transform into a super cute turkey. Make several for your centerpiece or make one for each person attending to use as a place card.
DOLLAR STORE FOAM DICE TURKEY CRAFT
- Foam Dice
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Googly Eyes
- Wooden Dowels, 6”
- Wooden Stars
- Craft Felt or Craft Foam – Brown, Burgundy, Gold
- Craft Paint – Medium Brown, Dark Brown, Burgundy, Yellow, Gold, Bright Orange, Dark Orange
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Strong Adhesive like E6000
- Permanent Marker, Black
- PATTERNS FOAM DICE TURKEY
Gather all supplies. Remove the foam dice from the packaging. Base coat the foam dice with medium brown acrylic craft paint. Let paint dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Base coat the front, back, and sides of jumbo craft sticks with acrylic craft paint as follows: burgundy (2), yellow (1), gold (1), bright orange (1), dark orange (1), and dark brown (1). Let paint dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Measure and cut each jumbo craft stick in half with scissors.
Add feather markings to each half craft stick using a permanent black marker. Drawn a line down the center and then add diagonal lines coming out from the center line.
Lay out the half jumbo craft sticks with the burgundy in the center and on the ends. Then dry fit the rest of the feathers in between. Refer to the photo for placement.
Attach the half jumbo craft sticks to the foam dice base with a glue gun and glue sticks. You could also use liquid craft glue, but you would have to wait longer for it to dry.
Download, print, and cut out the foam dice turkey patterns. Trace the turkey beak onto gold craft felt, and the turkey wattle onto burgundy craft felt with a black marker. Cut out the beak and wattle with scissors.
Add a face to the turkey by attaching two wiggle eyes with a glue gun and glue sticks. Glue the felt wattle and beak directly under the wiggle eyes.
Basecoat one 6” wooden dowel and two wooden stars with gold acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. Then cut the wooden dowel in half.
Attach the flat end of each dowel half to the center of each star with a strong adhesive like E6000. Let glue set according to package directions.
Push the pencil point into the bottom of the foam dice twice. Add a small amount of glue to the end of the wooden dowel and insert into the hole created with the pencil.
Repeat for the second leg. Stand the turkey up and adjust the legs before the glue dries.
Trace the turkey wing pattern onto brown craft felt twice with a marker. Cut out the turkey wings with scissors. You could also use craft foam or colored cardstock in place of the felt for this project.
To finish, attach a wing to the right and left hand side of the turkey using a glue gun and glue sticks.