Every year since we’ve been married, Alan and I have made a Thankful Turkey where we add feathers with something we are thankful for each day in November.
I have changed up my turkey each year from simple paper to Styrofoam balls to this year’s baby jar! This year we got the kids involved and we all made our own baby jar turkeys. I’ve had these baby jars for almost two years now so my husband was excited that I’m finally using them. 🙂
It’s so simple to make and your kids will love to help!
What you need:
hot glue gun
How to make it:
Paint the lids of your baby jars black. While you’re waiting for them to dry, put your turkey face on by hot gluing on two googly eyes and a candy corn beak (you should probably do this for your kids).
Then fill your turkey baby jar with a layer of chocolate chips and then candy corn.
Cut out colored paper feathers to write what you’re thankful for.
When the lid is dry, twist it on the jar. Then cut a small rectangular strip of black felt and roll it into a circle. When it’s the right size for a hat, glue the overlapped ends together with hot glue. Then hot glue the hat to the top of the lid. And then hot glue on the button to the front of the hat (another thing you should probably do for your kids).
Once you’re done with the turkey, tape the feathers on each day with something you’re thankful for. Since the turkeys are small, we do two or three things on each feather so we won’t have to tape on as many feathers.
We have all four of ours on the mantle to remind us to be thankful this November!
This could also make a great place setting for Thanksgiving dinner!
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