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How to Fold a Napkin into a Turkey

Learn how to fold a napkin into a turkey with the napkin folding instructions in this Howcast video.


Now we're going to fold a turkey, which will be great to put on your place-setting for Thanksgiving.

What we're going to do is fold this in half down and half over to create a smaller square. We're actually going to insert a piece of aluminum foil. The tin foil will make the beak of the turkey a little bit stiffer. We're going to place that inside underneath that one fold.

Now, we're going to fold it in half and reopen it. See how your middle creased. We're going to fold down the triangles from the right and from the left to meet the center point. Then we're going to fold it in one more time so it's a very skinny, long neck.

Now you have the tip of the beak and the back feathers. What we're going to do is fold this down about half way so that point reaches the back, and then we're going to fold the beak. Where these angles are coming in, we're going to pinch the neck and form the beak. The tin foil has made it a lot easier to make it a little bit more sturdy.

Then, we're going to lift that up. From here, you it fold up. You pretty much pop it up. You'll feel the tin foil in there. You can pull back the neck.

Now you have your turkey. The turkey needs some colorful feathers. What we're going to do is take a second napkin, this one's a very festive Thanksgiving, autumn-colored theme napkin. And this one is accordion-folded.

To create these really crisp lines, you can spray it with starch and you can iron it beforehand. That's what I've done here. What I'm going to do is start from the end and fold it back and forth like an accordion until you have a long bar.

Then you're going to take it from the center and you're going to push it up and the center flaps will come up; hold them up there. This is going to be the back to the turkey.

There's a little bit of a space right here which will be perfect to set your feathers in to. To really get this to sit nice, we're going to pin the back of the neck to the back of the feathers.

That's how you fold a turkey napkin.

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