I even love that it’s a thing – food crafts. Things you can make and eat. My mom and Scarlet once made these exquisite Thanksgiving turkeys, made out of peanut butter cups, candy corn, and other delights. It was next level Thanksgiving kids’ table work right there. And I’m all about the kids’ table! I’m one of five kids, and a zillion cousins. I am NO stranger to the kids’ table. I remember when it was all of the adults at a wooden dining room table, and half of the kids at a plastic kiddie table – sometimes in another room! While I’m certain I didn’t appreciate it back then, I have grown to develop a fondness for the “kids’ table.” In fact, I wish I could still sit at it!
What made it special is that my mom used to make our place settings extra special, especially at Thanksgiving. I used to struggle with November – with its fading colorful foliage, its raw and cold wind, and its waning sunlight. Yet as a parent, I’m warmed by the festivities at Thanksgiving. I love pumpkin pies cooling, homegrown traditions, nostalgia, and making late fall special for my kids. I want them to look forward to Thanksgiving as much as I do.
Thanksgiving Food Crafts: Donut Turkeys:
What You Need:
Little Debbie Mini Glazed Donuts
Fruit Loops Cereal
What You Do:
1 – First, place 4 toothpicks about ½ inch apart into each donut.
2 – And then fill each toothpick with Fruit Loops. You can have one color per toothpick or make them a variety – no wrong way!
3 – Now take red Fruit Loops and break in half, and this will represent the wattle. Push one whole orange Fruit Loop into the front of the donut, then push in one wattle next to it.
4 – Then place on two eyes right above the beak and wattle. Push in a little hard so they stick.
5 – And then serve on Thanksgiving morning and enjoy!!