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“Thanksgiving Turkey Surprise”


I saw something like this little holiday surprise in a magazine I read and thought it would be adorable to try at home.  There was no link to the craft, so I just figured out how to do it myself.  Figured it would be adorable to give to some friends to celebrate and give thanks for them.  You can fill it with just about anything and make it personal for your friends.  With Thanksgiving coming up soon, what are some things you are thankful for?  I’m thankful for my family, friends and faith!  I give thanks to God daily for being in my life and letting me know that He is always there.

Please be sure to comment and share this #TBCCrafters craft, I hope you like it!!


“Thanksgiving Turkey Surprise” Craft


Materials/Tools Needed:

  • Kids Mittens/Gloves (Colors, Your Choice)
  • Googly Eyes (Small)
  • Construction Paper (Orange & Yellow)
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pipe Cleaners or Ribbon
  • Glue Gun
  • Candy
  • & Time
Thanksgiving Surprise


Being by plugging in your hot glue gun and getting it ready to glue the eyes.  Glue two small googly eyes onto the “thumb” of the gloves.

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Next, take some yellow and red construction paper and cut out some beaks and the waddles for their “neck”.  Then, just glue those into place under the eyes, using your glue gun or whatever other method you decide to use.

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Once all of the glue is cooled and you are finished getting the band aid out from burning your fingers with the glue, you can continue. ha/ha  Using whatever candy you’d like, just begin to fill up the gloves – leaving space at the bottom to be able to secure it closed.  I made sure to put a couple of pieces in each “finger” to make it a bit more bulky, so the fingers didn’t fold down.

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When you have them filled up to your liking, you can secure the bottom with a pipe cleaner or ribbon – however you wish to do it.  I did one in a bow and didn’t like it too much, so I used a pencil to wrap the pipe cleaner around and make it a bit detailed – easier and liked it better.

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Next, you can just give them away to friends and family, as you thank God for letting you have them in your life. Hope you like it!!

Thanksgiving Surprise

“So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves…according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” -Genesis 1:21

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Linda Kinsman
2 years ago

Adorable idea Jamie!

2 years ago

This is too much cuteness! I need to try this one with my boys!

Barb Webb
2 years ago

What a fun, adorable idea! I love it!!!

Grace Hodgin
2 years ago

What a cute idea. If we can eat candy from a sock on Christmas why not a mitten for Thanksgiving.

Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith
10 years ago

Those are really cute! Not to mention perfect for all of those single gloves I always find this time of year.

Sarah E. White
10 years ago

Oh those are really cute. And fun for the kids to help stuff. (Or use fabric glue on if you trust them… ;))

10 years ago

Very cute idea, love that the person receiving the gift gets gloves too! 🙂

Heidi Bee
Heidi Bee
10 years ago

These are so adorable, my kiddos would love it!!

10 years ago

Very cute idea!

Rose Powell
10 years ago

How adorable is that, great idea!

10 years ago

What a super cute idea! Love it! Great idea for the kids table at Thanksgiving dinner!