here, but added a few of my own modifications.
The biggest differences on our turkeys are the size and the heads. When I went shopping the dollar store only had the larger bubble votives, but I think I like the result of the bigger turkey much more than I would have liked the standard size.
Here are a few tips and modifications:
Get all of the cutting done and supplies gathered and organized ahead of time. My niece and nephew love to do crafts, but expecting them to wait around happily while I prep isn't very realistic. I also made my own turkey so that I would have a sample to show them.
I also covered the heads ahead of time. The small size would have made it difficult for the kids to cover well (there's a lot of wrinkling/tearing tissue involved when you add the mod podge). Putting a bamboo skewer into the styrofoam ball made them much easier to work with and to dry.
I cut the tissue paper for the body into petal/feather shapes instead of squares. I did this for two reasons. 1: I thought bigger pieces would be take a bit less time to cover the votive (thus not using up my nephew's patience) 2: I just thought the new shape would be prettier
The finished products!