I made a tom-turkey for her last year that needed some repairs, so we fixed him, and decided to make another in more girly colors.
To start you need 5 silk leaves in 3 different colors: 3 in the first color, 2 in the second color, and 1 in the last color.
We chose purple, pink, and a sparkly brownish clear one
Layer the 3 strategically (or not so strategically) like so, and glue once you like the arrangement
Layer the two on top of that one. You just don't want to cover your back color too much, so try to have the points of the second leaf color (pink) inbetween the gaps of the first color (purple), and glue.
Then place your last leaf in the middle on top of the rest and glue. (I had to take this photo with a flash, so you could see the transparent leaf, and add a little tweaking to the color)
You need about 12 inches of any coordinating ribbon for your turkey's head and body.
a 5 in piece
a 3.5 in piece
and a 2.5 in piece
Take the 3.5 in piece and make a loop without twisting the ribbon, like so:
Do the same with the 5 in piece.
Glue the smaller loop inside the larger one.
Make another loop with the 2.5 in piece, this is the turkey's head, place it round end up.
Place two googly eyes on the head, about the middle of the loop, which will push the head down flatter as well.
You need another 1.5 in to 2in piece for the turkey's waddle. Put glue on back side and fold in half, making it a skinnier piece of ribbon. Glue one end onto turkeys head and then just fold and glue where you think it looks good.
We used a small pink jewel heart for the beak, but I have also used ribbon cut and folded into a triangle for the beak.
Then just attach to a ribbon lined alligator clip.
And your girlie turkey is ready to go!
I like to do my daughter's hair in a half bun/pony type do, the accentuate the turkey tail feather look, but I think it would look cute for any hair do.
And here are some pics of our turkey from last year, in more traditional colors, and some other turkey do's we did.
For this one we just did a simple ponytail, and took a few thin strands of hair and twisted them and pinned them in a loop with bobby pins to make turkey tails.
This one I made a triangle with small elastics in Thanksgiving colors and pulled it into a large ponytail. Then we ratted the hair a bit and "boufed" it up and used lots of bobby pins to hold it in place and with both placed the turkey in the middle of it.
My daughter has received many compliments on both the hair dos and the clips. :)