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Turkey Fridge Magnet Craft

Turkey Fridge Magnet Craft

You’ll be amazed at just how easy these cute turkeys are to make. If you prefer to skip the painting steps, be sure to check out the helpful tips at the end for simple substitutions.

by Amanda Formaro

What you'll need

  • 3” wooden heart
  • 1” wooden heart
  • 1 ½” wooden football or oval
  • 8-10 colorful feathers (red, brown, orange, yellow)
  • 2 miniature craft sticks
  • Acrylic craft paint: brown, red, yellow, white, black, orange
  • Sponge applicator
  • Small paint brush
  • White craft glue
  • Wax paper
  • 2 magnets of medium weight

How to make it

  1. Paint the 3” wooden heart and the wooden football brown.  
  2. Paint the 1” wooden heart red.  
  3. Paint the 2 miniature craft sticks orange. Let all painted surfaces dry completely.  
  4. Place brown heart on work surface so that the pointed end is at the top. Glue the red heart onto the brown heart. The red heart should also be upside down, point facing upward, and should overlap the tip of the brown heart a little.  
  5. Glue the brown football (head) on top of the red heart, allowing the bumps of the heart to show underneath the football (chin).  
  6. Position the orange craft sticks underneath the brown wooden heart and glue in place for the legs.  
  7. Place turkey on to a piece of wax paper. Arrange feathers behind the “turkey” to make its tail. When you have them where you want them, glue them in place and let dry. The wax paper will keep the glue for the feathers from sticking to the table.  
  8. While feathers are drying, dip the handle end of the sponge applicator in to the white paint. Dot on eyes. Repeat this process with the handle end of the paint brush and black paint, adding the pupils.  
  9. Use the paint brush and yellow paint to add a triangular beak.  
  10. Allow everything to dry completely, then glue magnets to the back and let dry.