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Sculpey Premo™ Turkey Place Card Holder

Starting at $2.79

This Turkey can be used as a welcome sign, place card holder, menu card, or photo display.

Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Tool Starter Set
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey Premo™ Bronze 2 oz
Out of stock
Sculpey Premo™ Pomegranate 2 oz
Out of stock
Sculpey Premo™ Burnt Umber 2 oz
Out of stock
Sculpey Premo™ Gold 2 oz
Out of stock
  • Scalloped round clay cutters: 2-1/2", 2",1-5/8"
  • Craft wire 20 gauge
  • Flat-nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Acrylic paint: Gold, white, red, black
  • Paintbrush

Additional Resources

    Getting Started:
Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.

Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay though a Pasta Machine. We recommend using a designated machine for clay purposes only. When working with multiple colors, clean hands with soap and water or baby wipes (we have found that baby wipes work best) before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.

Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.

Make 3" x 1/2" Pomegranate log and taper one end to make turkey head.

Form into S-shape, curving point into spiral.  Pinch end to make pointed beak, and press in line with blade tool. Make 1" thin snake for wattle (skin fold around beak), press in lines with blade tool, and press wattle on beak. Use pointed tool to make eyes.


Make 1-3/8” oval Bronze ball for body. Flatten ball bottom, and flatten back to attach tail feathers. Using Clay Conditioning Machine at #5 setting, make 4" long Bronze sheet. Use wavy blade or scalloped scissors to cut out nine 4” scalloped strips.

Starting at back, layer the scalloped strips around the body sides and top.

Repeat until body is covered. With Clay Conditioning Machine at #2 setting, make 3" square Bronze sheet. Cut out 2-1/2" fluted circle for tail feather base. With Clay Conditioning Machine at #3 setting, make Gold sheet. Cut out 2” scalloped circle for middle feather. Place on center of tail feather base. With Clay Conditioning Machine at #3 setting, make Burnt Umber sheet. Cut out 1-5/8” scalloped circle for top feather. Place on tail feather middle layer. With blade tool, press in lines on feathers.

With Clay Conditioning Machine at #3 setting, make Burnt Umber sheet. Cut out two wings with mini eye-shaped cutter. With tools, press in wing design.

Use Super Slicer to slice off turkey bottom. Press head on front. Press tail feathers on back. Cut 4" wire length. Use pliers to make spiral on one end. Insert straight end into turkey. Bake 30 minutes according to instructions above. Allow to cool completely. Paint accents on tail and face.

You can make 2 turkeys from a block of Bronze clay.

Bend wire tip 90 degrees before inserting so the wire stays embedded after baking.

If you're making several turkeys, do them all at once, completing each step for every turkey before moving to the next step. It's easier and faster!