Saturday, October 26, 2013
Clothes Pin Turkey
Please - Be sure to watch kids closely if they are helping with this craft. Horror stories have been told to me, since I was a small child, about kids being stuck in the eye by metal clothes hangers. So you may want to have them paint individual clothes pins while you shape the hanger.
About 100 Wooden Clothes Pins (Dollar Tree sells them)
1 Metal Clothes Hanger (I used a small pant hanger)
Several different colors of paint (spray paint, finger paints, water color, acrylics, etc. Whatever you have on hand.)
Using kid's safe paint, have children paint individual clothes pins and allow to dry.
First, wrap the hook around itself to make a circle. Pull the bottom of your hanger until it is in the shape of a diamond. Next, shape into a triangle with equal sides.
Now, round off the left and right sides; it will look like a circle with a flat side.
I used mine as a centerpiece holder for table decoration. I plan to will use it to hold my bread basket at Thanksgiving to add a festive touch.