Today Grayson and I sharing three turkey themed treats for kids. These were so much fun to make, and didn’t require a ton of materials. They would be perfect for a classroom party, your child’s lunchbox or a Thanksgiving get together!
The first treat that we made are these precious Oreo turkeys. To make them all you need is 5 things:
- Oreos (practically a staple in our house)
- pretzel sticks
- icing (put inside a ziplock bag to make it easy to work with)
- candy eyes
- candy corn (which we already had from Halloween)
To assemble the turkeys we stuck the pretzels in the bottom of the Oreo for the legs. Next, we added 5 candy corn to the top, which created the feathers. Then, we used the icing to “glue” on the candy eyes and nose…simple as that! Except for the fact that Grayson was eating the candy corn faster than I could assemble the turkeys, these took no time to make! They would be so cute to bring to any Thanksgiving get together and would be enjoyed not only by kids, but adults too (trust me…my hubby and Alex ate just as many as Grayson!)
For the next two turkey treats I used the following materials:
- construction paper
- wiggly eyes
- red pipe cleaner
- glue or double stick tape
I bought a 12 pack of sugar free pudding cups and a 5 count of breadsticks and cheese packs for under $5. I remember I loved both of these snacks as a kid, and while they aren’t the healthiest I’m okay giving it to Grayson every now and then. Especially when they look this cute!
Turkey Pudding Cups
To assemble the pudding cups I first cut the construction paper into 1/4 inch pieces. I folded them over and used double stick tape to secure them to the back of the pudding cups to create the feathers. Next, I cut out small orange triangles to use as the nose and a piece of pipe cleaner about an inch long for the wattle (yes, I had to look up what that was called!) I used a hot glue gun to attach pieces of the face to the pudding cups. They came out so cute!
Turkey Breadsticks and Cheese
To assemble the turkey breadsticks and cheese pouches I used the same process as above for the faces. I wanted the feathers to lie flat though, so I free handed one feather and used it as a template to cut out the rest so they would be symmetrical. I glued everything on with the hot glue gun, and voila! Another cute and easy Thanksgiving snack!
Creating cute crafty snacks like this may take a little extra time, but it’s so worth it to see how excited Grayson gets when he goes to the pantry looking for his “turkey” treats!