• Read and follow manufacturer's instructions for all products used.
  • Have the Rappit Plaster Cloth cut into pieces prior to starting the project. Cut 20 pieces of 2" wide strips.  Cut 10 pieces of 2" wide strips then cut them in half again (width wise).  Then cut 2 of these pieces in half again.  Each turkey requires this many strips.
  • When doing the tail feathers, only wet the strip half way so they will stand up right away and not need as long to dry.
  • After finishing Plaster Cloth portion of this project, begin painting as soon as you clean your hands.  Plaster Cloth and paint will dry at the same time together.

1. Use one of the large strips, wet and scrunch into a ball.  Place it on the pot just below the rim.  Use a half size strip dry, lay it on top of the wet piece and smooth it over the ball securing it to the pot.  Wet your fingertips if needed.  Take one of the smallest size strips and wet it, form a cone with your fingertips and place it on the front of the ball creating the beak.  Take another small strip and fold it in half lengthwise and in half again, and then dip it in the water and drape it over the beak, where the beak attaches to the head, letting half of it hang free.

2. Using large strips, scrunch and shape an oval form and place one on each side of the pot to form the top part of the wing.  Then take large strips and fold them in half lengthwise and in half again.  Wet them and attach these strips to create the long feathers of the wings, originating from the oval, slanting downward and moving it toward the back.  Make 2 or 3 feathers on each wing.

3. Next, take a large strip and fold it in half widthwise, and then again lengthwise.  When wetting this strip only dip half of the folded strip into the water.  With wet fingers, smooth and shape the strip into a feather shape.  Attach to the inside of the backside of the pot, to create the turkey's tail feathers.  Have them rise up approximately 1.25" above the top of the pot's lip.  Do four feathers this way.  Next, to secure them, wet and smooth on a half size strip over the lower portion of the feathers on the inside of the pot.

4. Next, create a second row of four feathers following the same directions as in #3, though when you place these feathers, place them slightly below the other feathers and place them in between the other feathers.  Again, secure by smoothing a half strip over the lower half of these four feathers inside the pot.  Clean hands in preparation to paint.

5. Paint the entire pot and Plaster Cloth Turkey, except for its beak and gobbler with a layer of brown acrylic paint.  Paint the beak orange and the gobbler red.  Paint two black eyes and a smiling mouth (after beak is dry).

6. Paint the tips of the tail feathers with cream then below the cream paint a 1/2 " stripe of dark brown.  Use cream and dark brown on each of the wings as well, giving the suggestions of feathers there too.