To me, the holidays are about slowing down and taking time to enjoy friends and family. They’re also about cooking big meals, baking cookies, shopping, throwing on a jacket to play outside with the kids, and snuggling up with a warm blanket and hot cocoa. More than all of that, to me, the holidays are about giving. And CRAFTING! So why not combine the two? Themed holiday crafts are a great way to show appreciation to those you care about. They don’t have to cost a lot of money and they don’t have to take a lot of time. I made this Holiday Turkey Candy Bowl for my young nephew, whose birthday is very close to Thanksgiving. It’s a cute holiday display for any candy lover.
Most of the materials needed to make this Holiday Turkey Candy Bowl can be found at either the dollar store, Target, Michaels, or Walmart.
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Holiday Turkey Candy Bowl Material Needed:
- Tin Cup/Pail from Target Dollar Section
- Construction Paper- brown, red, orange, and yellow
- Colored Feathers
- Candy or Chocolate
- Clear Cellophane Gift Bag
- Raffia or Rope
- Craft Eyes
- Hot Glue Gun
Tip: Avoid the stores and try using something from your home and repurposing it as a Holiday Turkey Candy Bowl. A flower pot or a tin can will work!
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Holiday Turkey Candy Bowl Directions:
- On brown construction paper, draw 3 circles. Use 2 different size drinking glasses to trace 2 medium size circles and 1 small circle.
- Draw a small triangle on yellow paper for the turkey’s beak.
- On red paper draw the turkey’s snoods (a.k.a. his gobbler). Fun fact: the turkey’s snoods turn bright red when he his angry or during courtship!
- On orange paper, draw the turkey’s legs and cut them out.
- Cut out all your drawn pieces.
- Start to assemble your Holiday Turkey Candy Bowl Craft by gluing one of the medium brown circles on the back of your tin cup. This will act as a base to glue the feathers to. Tip: if you couldn’t find a brown or gold tin cup, try spray painting a tin can or a plastic flower pot. The cup represents part of the turkey’s body.
- Gather 8 colored feathers and glue them onto the back of tin cup.
- Assemble the body of your turkey by first gluing together the remaining brown circles (1 medium size and 1 small size). Overlap them slightly.
- Glue on the eyes, nose, snoods, and legs.
- Next glue the turkey’s body onto the front of the tin cup.
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This Holiday Turkey Candy Bowl craft is also a great host gift if you’re a guest at someone’s house this holiday season, especially if they have kids. It’s a fun craft to make with your young kids this holiday season. Let them gift it to their favorite teachers or friends, family, and neighbors. Stuff your Holiday Turkey Candy Bowl with a bag of candy and you’re set!
No holiday travel plans? Keep your Holiday Turkey Candy Bowl on the kitchen table, counter, or coffee table and let your guests enjoy your creativity and candy!
What other fun holiday crafts do you like to make? Share in the comments below.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.