I love Thanksgiving because it’s a time to celebrate family. Or I should say, it’s another reason for our families to get together and eat. This is the one time of the year I get to eat turkey. I love turkey if it’s cooked just right. Turkey is also my favorite subject to create crafts of during the month if November. I usually create a silly Gobble-Gobble with the kids.
Polymer Clay is one of my go to items during the holiday season. My girls and I will make several presents using Polymer Clay. Today I will show you how to make my Gobble Dangles.
- Polymer Clay: brown, red, orange, yellow, white and black
- Wax Paper
- Clay Tools
- Eye Pins 2″
- Silver Plate Fish Hook Earrings
First, I started with brown for the turkey’s head and body. Make sure you knead your clay until it is workable and roll two 1/2″ circles, and two 3/4″ circles. Place a jewelry pin through your head and body.
Next, I formed the eyes using white and black clay. Begin by kneading your clay like you did for the bodies. Now roll the whites of your eyes out and then the pupils. Place the white balls on the head of your turkey then the pupils on the white balls. I centered both of mine.
I created my turkey feathers using fall colors yellow, red and orange. Same as Step 1 & 2 knead your colors and roll them out. Then flatten your balls and roll them out with your clay tools. Once all three balls are flattened into similar sizes cut them like you would a pizza. Now overlap your triangles (slices) and place them on your turkey. I wrapped my feathers around my turkey’s body for extra security.
Finally, I created the gobbler and beak. I used a pinch of leftover red clay to make the gobbler by rolling it into a cylinder shape with rounded ends. I placed it between the eyes and used a pinch of the orange for the beak. I shaped my beak wide at the top and pointy at the bottom.
Place your earrings on a cookie sheet using wax paper to separate your earrings from the pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 275 degrees.
Once your earring cool place attach your earrings on the hooks. Now you have plenty of time to make your own Gobble Dangles.