Papier-Mache Roast Turkey Pinata




Introduction: Papier-Mache Roast Turkey Pinata

Delight turkeys, children, and vegans alike in half the time it takes to bake a butterball! This papier-mache roast turkey is stuffed full of candy goodness and ready to grace any holiday tables. The greenery is not mere platter flair, it serves as a rope to hang your turkey when you and your guests are ready to beat the meat!

Step 1: Initial Mold

First, mold a brown paper bag around an oval turkey sized object. This basket was flipped upside to form a mold. To minimize the use of masking tape, staple the thick brown paper to help keep the shape.

Step 2: Adding Papier-Mache

Tear strips of paper, and glue to the brown paper. This is not an "archival-quality" roast papier-mache turkey, and it will be destroyed soon, so use readily available materials. This turkey was created using Victoria's Secret catalogs and wallpaper paste.
*Hint- tearing out perfume samples and add to the paste bucket= good smelling paste.

Step 3: Drumsticks

The drumsticks are created from the corners of paper grocery bags. Twist near the end and cut to give a nice bone shape. Cover with papier-mache.

Step 4: Attach Femur to Roast

Attach turkey legs to the body. Staple near the bottom, and "sew" on legs by punching holes and threading with twine.

Step 5: Turkey Bottom

Create a "bottom" for the turkey by folding over the ends of a paper bag in the shape of the turkey base. Staple liberally. Flip the turkey "top" over, and fill with candy, 100 dollar bills, tic-tacs, live ants or barbie doll shoes. Squeeze together the turkey base and bottom and staple liberally with heavy duty stapler.

Step 6: Paint

Spray paint your turkey and add a nice brown glaze. You may choose to create and attach some green flair made from tissue paper to hang your meat. Bon Apetit!



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    I think we're going to use this for our "goose" prop for 'A Christmas Carol' in December. Thanks for the tutorial!

    this is great. i'm thinking my little vegan will LOVE it!