Create a Dollar Tree Craft DIY Thankful Turkey Bucket to get everyone talking about what they are grateful for this Thanksgiving. This quick and easy Bucket Turkey goes together in just about 30 minutes. I love crafting with the kiddos but when it's with Dollar Tree supplies that makes it a win-win. Affordable and simple supplies that you can keep on hand and create with the kids whenever the mood strikes. Think outside the box and add names to the Turkey Buckets to make them the cutest place cards for Thanksgiving dinner.
DIY Thankful Bucket List for Thanksgiving
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Here's what you need to make a Gratitude Bucket for Thanksgiving:
- Colored Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Tree
- Small Metal Bucket – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Crinkled Paper Shred – Dollar Tree
- Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Kunin Classic Felt – Yellow, Red, Orange
- Americana Acrylic Paint by DecoArt – Light Cinnamon
- Basecoat Paintbrush – DecoArt
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker – Tombow
- Small Shipping Tag
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
Here's how to create a DIY Family Thankful Bucket:
To begin the DIY Thankful Bucket Dollar Tree Craft, gather all supplies. Paint the outside of the metal bucket with Light Cinnamon acrylic paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. I love using Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have excellent one-coat coverage on most surfaces.
Cut out a triangle beak shape from Yellow Kunin Classic Felt, a wiggly waddle shape from Red Kunin Classic Felt, and two turkey feet shapes from Orange Kunin Classic Felt. Attach two wiggle eyes and felt features to the turkey bucket with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Write “I am THANKFUL for…” on a small shipping tag with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker. Tie the tag onto the handle of the turkey bucket with a 10” length of natural jute twine and finish with a bow. Fill the bucket with crinkled paper shreds. The MONO Twin is my favorite permanent marker because it has a larger bullet tip and a small extra fine tip.
Lay out 15 colored jumbo craft sticks on your work surface. Write thankful sayings on craft sticks with a pencil, and then ink in with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker. Use the thankful prompts listed in the photo or make up your own based on what is important to your family.
Place all 15 colored jumbo craft sticks in the Thankful Turkey Bucket using the crinkled paper shred to hold them in place. The thankful prompts become the turkey feathers! Make a bucket to keep for your family and one to give to friends.
Dollar Tree Craft DIY Thankful Turkey Bucket List
Create this fun and funky Dollar Tree Bucket List Turkey to work on shapes, cutting, coloring, and counting with the kiddos. Make learning FUN! Mix and match the wooden craft sticks and thankful messages to create a flock of turkeys that is perfectly suited to YOUR family. Pass the Thankful Bucket around the Thanksgiving table so each person and say what they are grateful for. The perfect activity to teach the kiddos what gratitude really is. Make it a tradition each year.
Create this fun and funky Dollar Tree Clothespin Turkey to work on shapes, cutting, coloring, and counting with the kiddos. Make learning FUN! Mix and match the wooden clothespins in different colors and sizes to create a flock of turkeys that is perfectly suited to YOUR family. Add your family's names with a marker to create fun place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. These cuties are the perfect size for a tiered tray.
Create a Dollar Tree Craft Clothespin Pumpkin Pie using simple supplies from Dollar Tree. These quick and easy slices of Clothespin Pumpkin Pie go together in just about 30 minutes. I love crafting with the kiddos but when it's with Dollar Tree supplies that makes it a win-win. Affordable and simple supplies that you can keep on hand and create with the kids whenever the mood strikes. Think outside the box and add name flags to the slices of pumpkin pie to make them the cutest place cards for Thanksgiving dinner.
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