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What’s the project? These super cute treat jars are a great way to say thank you this Thanksgiving. The project features a mason jar dressed up like an adorable turkey and filled with candy. This is a great craft for kids and something they can easily handout to all your Turkey Day guests.
Thanksgiving Day is a day to show how thankful you are for all of life’s blessings. Most people get together with family and friends and celebrate while feasting on a big meal.
This year show your guests just how thankful you are for them with these Give Thanks Cute Turkey Day Candy Jars. They make an excellent party favor and a fun craft for the kids to tackle!
THINGS YOU’LL NEED TO GET STARTED ON YOUR VERY OWN GIVE THANKS TURKEY DAY CANDY JAR:
- Colorations® All-Plastic Mason Jar
- Colorations® Rainbow Duck Quill Feathers
- Pacon® Brown & Orange Construction Paper
- Colorations® Fabulous Fabric Tape
- Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
- Wiggle Eyes
HOW TO MAKE THIS CUTE TURKEY DAY CANDY JAR:
Start out by cutting the brown construction paper into 2.5″ x 12″. You’ll need two strips per mason jar so cut accordingly.
We used Pacon® 9″ x 12″ Lightweight Construction Paper from Discount School Supply. It’s a little thinner than your standard construction paper so remember a little hot glue goes a long way.
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For the turkey’s beak, using a rule and a pencil make a 1″x 1″ x 1″ triangle on orange construction paper. Then use it as a template to recreate however many beaks you need.
However, you could totally free cut the beaks as well. Noses are supposed to be unique after all!
Grab your mason jars and fabric tape. For this project, we used Colorations® All-Plastic Mason Jar Set and Colorations® Fabulous Fabric Tape Set from Discount School Supply.
Well, speaking of Discount School Supply they are all about giving you high-quality school and craft supplies at an amazing price. It’s a parent’s and teacher’s dream come true!
I love these plastic mason jars — they are super sturdy and much safer within my kiddos hands. The last thing I need is glass everywhere. And, this fabric tape is the perfect size to go around the mason jar lid. Plus it’s way easier to apply than messing with hot glue and a ribbon!
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Take off all the lids from the mason jars and apply a fall colored fabric tape around it.
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It’s now hot glue time!
Wrap a mason jar with one of your 2.5″ x 12″ brown paper strips and hot glue the overlap in place. Make sure the overlap is roughly in the same spot as your tape overlap. This way you have a dedicated ‘back’.
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Using about 4-5 feathers, hot glue them to the ‘back’ in a fan pattern. If needed, trim the feather stems so they hot glue easier.
We used a bag of Colorations® Rainbow Duck Quill Feathers from Discount School Supply, of course. All the feathers are about 4″ long and the assortment of colors worked perfectly. We just picked out the fall colored ones and are saving the rest for a different project.
Now hot glue on your second brown paper strip to cover the messy feather stems. We also added a border of fabric tape to dress the turkey up a bit more and cover any messed up edges.
Finally, stick on the wiggle eyes and hot glue the beak underneath. Fill with candy and enjoy!
Aren’t these the cutest way to give thanks this Thanksgiving? You could even add a little thank you note tied with string. Your guests will love them!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.