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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thomas the Turkey - Altered Thimble


Thomas the Turkey Altered Thimble - By Patricia Krauchune 

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I decided to make a little Tom Turkey finger puppet. The little guy is built on a sewing thimble.

Supply List:

Makin's Clay®: Brown/Peach/Straw/Olive/White/Red    
Amazing Quick Hold® Contact Adhesive
Glove with Texture                                                              
Leaf Silicone Mold                                                            
Beacon's™ Tacky Glue                                                      
Krazy® Glue
Golden® Gloss Polymer Varnish

Recommended Makin’s® Tools:

Makin's Professional® Clay Tools
Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®

Instructions:

Roll out some brown Makin's Clay® on the #3 setting on the Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®.

Apply a thin coat of Amazing Quick Hold® Contact Adhesive to the thimble.

Cover the thimble with the rolled out brown clay, trim. I then used a damp paper towel to smooth the surface.  Let dry overnight.  When dry, I added another layer of clay, the same thickness as the first layer of clay.

I immediately added texture using an old garden glove.
I used the small leaf on a silicone mold and made three leaves in the colors of olive, peach, and straw.


I next cut the leaves in half. Place the leaf halves in a fan like arrangement.

The leaf halves where then glued to the back of the thimble using Beacon's™ Tacky Glue. Smooth the leaf halves to blend into the thimble base.




I had some left over dried clay pieces that I used to form eyes, a beak, the waddle and little feet.
The eyes, beak, waddle and feet were then glued to the body using Krazy® Glue.


When the glue was dried, the puppet was sealed using Golden® Gloss Polymer Varnish.

There you go, Tom Turkey finger puppet is ready to entertain!
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