Posted on November 09 2019
This is a very simple Modular Origami creation which simply means we'll be using more than one piece of folded paper in order to make the finished piece. You'll be surprised just how easy it is. Let's jump right in...
Step 1 - Fold a 6" x 12" piece of Mocha/Mocha Starstruck foiled paper in half lengthwise; open it up.
Step 2 - Fold one of the top corners towards the center fold line and crease; repeat with the second corner. Yes, this is just like a paper airplane - told you this was going to be easy!
Step 3 - Fold both corners towards the center fold line a second time.
Step 4 - Fold both sides in towards the center fold one last time.
Step 5 - Fold the paper in half by bringing the tip down to the bottom lining it up on the center fold line.
Step 6 - Fold 2" of the point to the opposite end and crease.
Step 7 - Pull the point upwards and out so the turkey body is now standing up and the beak is pointing straight ahead. Set this piece aside.
Step 8 - Cut 3 sheets of foiled paper as follows:
You will also need a 6" x 12" piece of Mocha/Gold Glossy foiled paper.
Step 9 - Score all 4 sheets of foiled paper every 1/2". If you are using a Scor-Pal you can score all 4 pieces at once to save time.
Step 10 - Fold each sheet accordion style.
Step 11 - Trim one end of the accordion-folded foiled paper to a point. This will create the look of individual feathers.
Step 12 - Put a line of adhesive directly behind the turkey body; create a fan with the Marigold accordion-folded paper and stick it down to the base of the turkey.
Step 13 - Fan out the Gold accordion-folded paper and attach it directly behind the Marigold fan/feathers. Affix the Ruby and Mocha fan/feathers as you did the Marigold and Gold fans/feathers.
Step 14 - There will be approximately 3-4" of the base after the feathers have been attached; fold the excess up behind the feathers and give it a few waves to make it look more like feathers.
Step 15 - Cut a long skinny heart (approximately 2" long) from a scrap of Ruby/Gold Glossy foiled paper.
Step 16 - Fold the heart in half, at about the center of the heart, fold it at a 90-degree angle; leave about 1/4" to the left and fold the rest back towards the right-hand side.
Step 17 - Slip this over the turkey's beak so it slides on snug the fold the remaining section over the right side of the beak to hold it in place. This will create the turkey wattle and snood. Add a drop of glue to hold it in place.
You can use the finished turkey as is...
Or you can affix a name place card for each of your guests on the chest of the turkey for a fancy invitation to be seated.