Friday, November 4, 2011


If you remember from my post on Wednesday, I sorted through lots of Halloween candy.  We were left with a pile of lollipops.... all sizes and shapes.  Lollipops, despite their YUMMIness, are rarely popular around here.  So, I thought I'd steal borrow them for a little project.

First I gathered the materials:  
styrofoam ball
brown paint
metal skewer (for poking holes)
red and orange tissue paper

I poked holes with the skewer into the foam ball for the head and tail feathers (aka lollipops).
This gave me a bit of a guideline as to where to put the lollipops once the ball was painted.

Do you see the turkey resemblance?  Long gangly neck? 

Then I painted the styrofoam ball.  It dried quickly and took a few coats... but only about 30 minutes till I was done.

I covered the "head" with orange tissue paper, squeezed it around the neck with a rubber band and rolled up some red tissue for the waddle.  And there she sits... ready for the holidays.  

If you didn't like all the colors of the lollipops, you could do the same tissue-wrapping thing on all of the feathers.  I didn't have a ton of time, so I stuck with the real colors.

Okay... maybe the kids would've done a better job... but at least I used up my lollipops!

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