Sweetworks sponsored this Handprint Turkey Candy Jar tutorial. A promotional item was provided. All opinions are mine.
The holiday season is barreling down upon us and I love it. Our family so looks forward to this time of year, starting with Ronin’s birthday that’s coming up next week! Then on to our favorite Halloween, my birthday, Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays. We have family in town the next couple of weeks and more to come in November, and of course lots of parties at home and school. So much too look forward to! Ronin keeps saying he wishes it all could happen tomorrow, but honestly I like the anticipation and having fun things to plan and think about.
So for me it’s time to think seasonal decor, crafts and gift ideas. Sweetworks Candy just sent me a giant box of some of our Fall favorites and I challenged myself to come up with a great candy craft/gift idea for Autumn! Don’t you just love the Fall colors? And candy in Fall colors even better. Ellie has a GIANT sweet tooth and she loves to be crafty and creative so this Handprint Turkey Candy Jar project was right up her ally. We worked together to make them and I think they just turned out darling.
Handprint Turkey Candy Jar Tutorial
What You’ll Need:
Autumn Color and White Construction Paper
Mounting tape squares
(I’m using a round jar with cork that I purchased in the dollar section at Target. I thought the long neck would look adorable as a turkey head. But this project can be made with any type of jar including standard canning or mason jars.)
Sweetworks Sixlets Candy in Autum Colors
Our first step was to open up our Sixlets candy and separate them out into individual colors. You can of course have multi-color turkeys but I thought it would look even better in single colors. Ellie is a huge help for this part of the project, but be sure little hands are washed in advance!
Once candies are separated, fill each jar with it’s own Autumn color of Sixlets.
Next step is to trace your child’s handprint. I traced and cut out one handprint on color construction paper and then used that to trace and cut the rest.
For each candy jar you create you’ll need six (6) handprints. I did each of my six in a different color. (With Ellie’s small hands I was able to get 2 handprints out of each sheet of construction paper.) Then using double-sided tape, I taped the hands into a fan shape to create the turkey’s back feathers.
Then using square mounting tape, I taped the fan of “feathers” to the back of the glass jar. I used mounting tape here instead of regular tape because it holds to the glass. You could also use duct tape for this step.
To create the eye balls, you can of course use pre-made “googly” eyes but we decided to make our own by tracing dimes as shown then drawing the black circles on the eyes.
You’ll then want to cut out the beak shape with your orange paper and the tongue with red and tape them together using double-sided tape. All of these pieces are also secured with mounting tape.
And there you have it! An adorable craft and very fun Thanksgiving gift.
We took some of the left over Sixlets and another corked jar from Target and also created this cute Autumn themed decor by stacking the Fall colored candy. Also check out my simple yet stunning Sweetworks Holiday Decor ideas and my tutorial for a Santa Mason Jar.
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