Are you looking for a way to recycle pretzels? Well, I certainly was after a so many were left over from our school's fall festival. We were afraid to eat the crackers for fear of catching a cold or some such thing. So, I did what any sensible art teacher would do. I made a sample turkey out of the left overs of course!
- Print out the template twice so that you can cut all of the pieces out; the images are overlapped within the pattern.
- Cut and trace around the pattern thus: the tail fan in orange, the body in yellow, the feet in brown, the snood red and the bill orange.
- Paste all of these parts in layers according to the photos shown below.
- Draw the eyes of the turkey.
- Paste a piece of brown twine between the back tail fan and a piece of poster board.
- Trim the poster board so that only the fan shape shows after you hang the turkey.
- Now use a generous amount of clear drying white glue onto the orange construction paper and arrange the pretzels in a decorative pattern on top.
- Allow the turkey to dry over night in a warm dry place before moving it around!
- print out the template below
- brown twine for the hangger
- white school glue
- a very large piece of standard sized orange construction paper
- red, brown, and yellow construction paper scraps
- lots of stale pretzels
- poster board for backing the project
- permanent ink, black felt tipped pen
|The full view of may pretzel turkey collage. Teachers might like to display these happy little fellow in their rooms this fall!|
|I came up with the design idea after cleaning up a table full of discarded treats at our school's fall candy corn festival.|
|Although the pretzels were no longer safe to eat, I thought surely I could come up with a way to recycle the snacks?|
|I don't know how long I can keep him without a insect or mouse discovering him but at least he is festive dressed for for this year.|
|I've included a template/pattern of my pretzel turkey for you to download and print out for the craft above. Don't forget to back the craft with poster board or cardboard. It needs a little extra support!|