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Turkey Favor Box
By Melony Bradley

Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the U.S. national bird. We chose the American Bald Eagle instead.

Main supplies:

  • 3.4 oz gelatine box
  • DecoArt® acrylic paint – yellow and red
  • Elmers® Washable School Glue
  • Elmers® Painters® Opaque Marker- black, fine point
  • Forster® Woodsies- ovals- nine, Forster®
  • Jumbo Woodsies – teardrops- one
  • Pepperall® Rex Lace®- maroon, golden rod, red
  • Wiggle eyes- two

Basic Supplies:

  • 1Fiskars® scissors
  • Fiskars® hole punch


  1. Cut off the top and top sides of a gelatine box. Paint the box and three ovals brown. Paint three ovals red and three yellow. Paint the teardrop half red and half yellow.
  2. Outline all shapes and front of box with black marker. Attach wiggle eyes with glue.
  3. Glue ovals and teardrop to box.
  4. Cut plastic lace to four lengths of 12” each. Use one color for two strands. Group strands together in pairs and twist around each other.
  5. Punch holes in sides of box and insert handle. Tie ends to secure.

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