Author: Dominique Holmes
For this thanksgiving feast why not entertain your little ones with great turkey snacks that you know they will enjoy. These are some of the coolest turkey DIY’S for the kids and maybe even the whole family. Ladies I dare you to take it up a set higher this Thanksgiving Holiday with these cool DIY’S Ideas from some of my favorite blogs.
THE STUFFED POPCORN PAPER BAG TURKEY
Whether you make this for Thanksgiving dinner at home or for a school classroom party, every kids’ table needs a paper bag turkey. And this one has a surprise inside. Been wondering how to make it? We’re going to show you.
You will need: 3-4 bags of popcorn, a large brown grocery bag, 2 small brown lunch bags, a hot glue gun, scissors, white paper for the frills
1. For the frill, take a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11″ white paper and cut it in half lengthwise. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and make small cuts with a pair of scissors on the folded half to create loops.
2. For the drumsticks, make one hand into a fist and stick it inside the lunch bag. With your other flat hand, press on the bag to mold and smash it down into a more rounded shape. Fill the bag 2/3 of the way with popcorn. Gather up the bottom of the bag and twist to keep it tight. Hot glue the beginning of the length of frill and wrap it around the bottom, twisted part of the lunch bag. Then hot glue the end of the white paper frill to keep it in place.
3. For the main bag, do the same thing as the drumstick to make the corners rounded. Fill the bag up full with popcorn. Fold the sides of the bag in and tuck the bottom edge under. Hot glue the edge shut. Hot glue the legs onto the sides of the “turkey.” It’s best to use a plain brown bag, but if you can only find one with writing on the outside, you can carefully turn the bag inside out and it will be just fine. Easy Peasy.
*If using buttered popcorn to fill the turkey, use parchment or wax paper to line the paper bag to avoid grease marks.
We used fresh parsley as a garnish on the platter, underneath the turkey.
Invite an adult guest of honor to “carve” the turkey with a real knife. Then everyone can enjoy some popcorn while they wait for the rest of the meal.
Photos by Nicole Gerulat.
We have listed a lot of fun Fall and Thanksgiving ideas the last few weeks, so I thought it was time to list them all in one spot that way they would be easier to find. A little something for everyone crafts, DIY, snacks printable and more. Make sure you PIN it or save it so you can find it later.
8 Turkey Treats – Thanksgiving Fun Food Ideas for Kids
Thanksgiving turkeys are great for grown-ups, but these fun turkey treat ideas will make your little guests gobble with glee!
Enjoy these turkey treat recipe ideas to make your holiday extra festive.
Turkey Sandwich Snack by Meet the Dubiens.
Cheesy Healthy Turkey Snacks by Living Locurto.
Turkey Treat Rice Krispies Pops by Rice Krispies.
Turkey Rice Krispie Treats by Kim at The Celebration Shoppe.
Super cute Turkey Cookies treat by 7th House on the Left.
Oreo Cookie Turkey treats by Our Best Bites.
Easy Turkey Sugar Cookies via Betty Crocker.
Healthy Apple Turkey treats by Momendeavors.
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Thanksgiving Dessert Table for Kids
Kids deserve a dessert table all their own! These sweet treats are so easy to create, they can even help make them!
These teeny tiny turkey tables are an instant hit with the kiddos. For a full tutorial, click here.
A cupcake to pie for. These cute little pumpkin pie toppers really do taste like pumpkin pie! I cut slices out of the Jet Puffed Spice mallows (use a wet knife) and then softened caramel in the microwave for the crust and shaped it around the marshmallow. I topped it off with a vanilla mallow bit and ta-da! A mini pumpkin pie.
Make hot cocoa even more fun with these chocolate spoons. Melt chocolate and dip the spoons in. Add a chocolate candy melt for the head (I used mint flavored) and decorate with candy eyes and sprinkles. For the feathers, cut small marshmallows on the diagonal and dip them into colored sprinkles.
Harvest wagon wafer cookies are a cute edible craft to keep the kiddos busy while waiting for dinner. You’ll need some chocolate wafer cookies, butterscotch candy, shredded wheat, leaf sprinkles, pumpkin candy and a pretzel stick. It’s all held together with chocolate frosting! Yum!
Mayflower Donettes! So easy, so yummy. A full tutorial here.
Lollipopcorn balls. Dress up your popcorn balls by adding a Tootsie pop for the head, candy eyes and sprinkles. Lollipops of different colors make the feathers!
Doll up store bought cookies all cute like by spraying them with color mist food coloring. Add candy eyes and draw on a cute face with an edible marker. Easy peasy.
H31 THANKSGIVING KIDS FOOD CRAFT IDEAS
You guys loved our Round-up of FREE Thanksgiving Printables check out these Thanksgiving Food Craft Ideas for Kids! There are so many fun ways to be festive for Fall! Gobble up these fun turkey ideas made out of cookies, pizza, cinnamon rolls, candy, fruit and more. Any day can be celebrated with harvest inspired food. The ice cream cone cornucopias will be perfect for a class treat! What about a Babybel turkey in their lunchbox? Whether you’re wanting inspiration for breakfast, lunch dinner or a snack, this list has got it!
1.) Turkey Thanksgiving Pretzels on Frugal Coupon Living
2.) Cinnamon Roll Turkeys from Pillsbury
3.) Pilgrim Cupcakes from Tonya Staab
4.) Turkey Bento Box from Meet the Dubiens
5.) Turkey Sugar Cookies as seen on The Rachael Ray Show on Frugal Coupon Living
6.) Candy Corn Favors from Craft Berry Bush
7.) Turkey Donut from Dimple Prints
8.) Turkey Veggie Cups from Catch My Party
9.) Turkey Waffle from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
10.) Turkey Nutter Butter Cookies on Frugal Coupon Living
11.) Turkey Reese’s Pieces Treats from Clean and Centsible
12.) Turkey Pudding Cups from Party Pinching
13.) Thanksgiving Ice Cream Cone Cornucopia from The Craft Patch Blog
15.) OREO Acorns on Frugal Coupon Living
16.) Pumpkin Pie Cake Pops from The Partiologist
17.) Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors from Shaken Together Life
18.) Turkey Peanut Butter Treats from Meaningful Mama
19.) Turkey Fruit and Cheese Plate from Meet the Dubiens
20.) Chocolate Covered OREO Turkey on Frugal Coupon Living
21.) Turkey Pizza from Growing Up Bilingual
22.) Turkey Cheeseball from Hand Made in the Heartland
23.) Donut Hole Acorns from Taste and See
24.) Harvest Corn Nutter Butters from Candiquik
25.) Turkey Rice Krispie Treats on Frugal Coupon Living
26.) Turkey Cheese Snacks from Living Locurto
27.) Scarecrow Cookie Pops from Reluctant Entertainer
28.) Tootsie Pop Turkey from Tippy Toes and Tantrums
29.) Turkey Pretzels on Worth Pinning
30.) Rolo Pilgram Hats as seen on The Rachael Ray Show on Frugal Coupon Living
31.) Fruit Turkey from Meet the Dubiens
Enjoy our Turkey Cheese Sticks
The stuffed turkey is the hallmark of Thanksgiving. Every household has its own way of preparing and stuffing the real turkey, but there are also the many turkey shaped decorations and most importantly for the children, the turkey shaped cookies. So, how many ways do you know for making a fun turkey-looking sweets for your kids? Having in mind that all your attention and effort will be on preparing that juicy turkey for dinner and you won’t have much time for making cookies as well, here are the top 10 turkey looking sweets you can make in no time at all.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys
Recipe via sugarandcloth.com
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble
Recipe via 7thhouseontheleft.com
Thanksgiving Turkey Treats
Recipe via blog.thecelebrationshoppe.com
DIY: Thanksgiving Turkey Cups
Recipe via happyclippings.com
Gobble, Gobble! Turkey Cake Pops!
Recipe via blog.candiquik.com
Happy Thanksgiving—Turkey for Dessert, anyone?
Recipe via utry.it
How to Make M&M Turkey Favors
Recipe via thepartyanimal-blog.org
Chocolate Rice Cereal Turkeys
Recipe via mysanfranciscokitchen.com
Recipe via i-heart-baking.blogspot.com
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge or Chocolate Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey Treats
More Thanksgiving and Fall Ideas:TP Roll Leaf Stamps ~ Fall CraftTurkey Pretzel Pops
Free Printable Count and Color Turkey Thanksgiving art