Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Pipe Cleaner Turkey

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I'll let you in on a little secret about those of us whole blog about kids activities. We often buy things having no idea what we will use them for, but knowing that they can be used somehow in a craft or activity down the line. Such was the case with a package of fall colored pipe cleaners I recently purchased. When I saw them, they caught my eye immediately and I knew I would use them for some Thanksgiving crafts for kids. I thought they would work well as colorful turkey feathers but I wasn't sure how I would construct this pipe cleaner turkey until I found some inspiration in some old party supplies. This is a simple craft that would be perfect for kids to make on Thanksgiving day when the food is being prepared. I think they would also make adorable place cards at a Thanksgiving table. If you are still looking for turkey crafts, then you'll enjoy this Scrapbook Paper Turkey Craft and Paper Roll Turkey. Gobble, gobble!

Thanksgiving crafts for kids - Pipe cleaner turkey. This is so simple to make and stands up on his own. What a fun turkey craft for kids to make on Thanksgiving.
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25 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to Warm You Up

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I am sitting at my desk in a sweater drinking a hot cup of coffee as I write this, trying to warm up. As the weather gets cooler and we head into winter, I am looking for some good, old fashioned comfort food recipes. To me, nothing says comfort more than a steaming bowl of soup on a cold day. Because I am pressed for time, I try and use my crock pot whenever I can. I love to fact that I can have a hearty soup cooking while I go about my day. There are some great family friendly recipes here, along with familiar favorites made easy. Hope you enjoy these 25 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes!

25 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to Warm You Up! These crock pot soups are perfect for cold days. Yummy meals that cook up as you do about your day.
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Crescent Roll Recipes: Cheesy Pesto Crescents

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If you have spent any time at all at Mess for Less (first of all thank you!) then you know that crescent rolls and I are friends. Good friends. There are so many family friendly recipes you can make with store bought crescent rolls, whether you are looking for a sweet or savory treat. Plus they are loved by kids, always a win in my house. We have made more crescent roll recipes than you can shake a stick at such as Pepperoni Pizza Crescents and Peach Pie Crescents. Today, I am combining three of my favorite ingredients: crescent rolls, cheese and pesto for these simple Cheesy Pesto Crescents.   

Cheesy Pesto Crescents - Have you tried any crescent roll recipes yet? This 3 ingredient recipe is a simple one to start with. It makes a great snack, appetizer or accompaniment to any Italian dish.
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