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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mason Jar Turkey with Thankfulness Stuffing!

Creating memories with family is the icing on the cake whipped cream atop the pumpkin pie of Thanksgiving!  Today I'm excited to share a simple recipe for family fun, with a side of memories that'll last for years to come! 


Mason Jar
Googly Eyes
Paint Swatches
Construction Paper
Glue Gun + Glue Stick

Steps to Festive Fun:

Cut paint swatches to create turkey feathers.

Use hot glue to attach "feathers" to the Mason jar lid.

Give that bird some googly eyes! Just a dab of glue will do.

Snip a lit'l beak out of orange paper and glue for gobbling goodness.

Now for the best part, the STUFFING!
Cut construction paper into strips.  Divide them up between your family. Have everyone write down things they are thankful for.  Roll them up into scrolls and stuff that turkey!

On Thanksgiving Day {between Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade commercial breaks or later around the dinner table} open the jar, read and reflect on all the things your family has to be thankful! 

This also makes a great keepsake!  Add a date to the back of one of the feathers and store with your holiday decorations.  You may wanna tuck a few tissues inside too! Looking back at your kids' handwriting as they (mis)spell out how thankful they are for {insert all the cute things that are most precious to them during this season in life} may be a tearjerker later, and will most definitely bless your heart!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

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  1. This is a cute and clever idea. Great project for the grandkids while dinner is cooking. I'd love it if you linked this to What'd You Do This Weekend tomorrow.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  2. What a great idea Brenda! Now that my little guy is learning to write his first words this is going to be something for us to do for Thanksgiving and future holidays! Super cute! Pining and sharing too! Hugs girly, Lizy
    ps Love Love love your FB profile Pic! :)

  3. Such a cute idea, Brenda! I love it. Thanks for sharing! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. My kids would love this! So Cute! I would love for you to shop by and add it to this weeks Check Me Out Saturday Craft Link Party on my blog:

  5. too cute i love this and all the different colors makes it so fun! I made a thankful turkey out of a coffee can with the similar thought of adding what we are thankful for! Too cute thank you for sharing!
    Sheena @

  6. This is great! I am pinning this. So simple. Why can't I think of things like this on my own? Thanks You for sharing.

  7. Super Cute and I love this tradition.

  8. This is such a fun idea Brenda! I know my boys would LOVE this :) Pinned!

  9. Brenda, I love this- certainly writing down what we are thankful for, but the idea of keeping it as a keepsake- just beautiful!

    Love, Joy

  10. This is such a cute idea! I love that it is in a Mason jar and that it gets everyone involved in being thankful. Thanks so much for linking up at #RealCreativeLife. I'm featuring this on my social media sites tomorrow.
    Take care,


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