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Thanksgiving Kid Craft: Candy Stuffed Turkeys

This is part Thanksgiving Kid Craft and part Thanksgiving Kid Dessert!

Looking for Thanksgiving kid crafts? (and for adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table!

For full disclosure, I made these years ago, but they needed a reboot.

Doesn’t everything? These are really fun and cute, and a great way to get rid of leftover Halloween candy. Mostly, they’re really fun and cute, and can act as crafts, desserts, and even placeholders. Basically, I would put these on the dessert table. Thanksgiving is a little funny, because you eat early, and then have dessert early, and then get hungry again by 8pm. Only, you think it’s midnight. Sometimes you’re a kid and sometimes you’re an adult, and sometimes you’re a young adult who still goes out partying after 8pm on Thanksgiving night. Well hey, to each their own. No tryptophan nap for the young adults. It’s desserts. Thanksgiving desserts!

Thanksgiving Kid Craft: Candy Stuffed Turkeys:

What You Need:

Tissue Paper—red, orange, green, yellow, blue, brown
Fall Candy—assorted types and flavors
Stickers and/or small toys
6 Brown Pipe Cleaners
Small Piece Orange Paper
Googly Eyes
Glue

Looking for Thanksgiving Desserts for kids? (and adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table next week!

What You Do:

1 – Cut 6 pieces of the brown tissue paper into 12” x 12” squares

2 – Cut 6 strips of tissue paper of each of the other colors into about 1 ½” x 18” pieces and fold each of these in half

3 – Cut 6 tiny orange triangles from the orange paper

4 – Lay out one of the brown paper squares, and lay 5 different colors of the paper strips on the center of the top half of the brown square

5 – Set a pile of candy and stickers/toys in the middle of the brown square, partially covering the colored strips

6 – Gather up the corners and edges of the brown paper and bring them together around the pile of candy

7 – Make sure the colored strips stay tucked inside the brown paper, but they need to stick out the top of the brown after you bring it all together

8 – Take the pipe cleaner and tie it around the brown paper just like you would tie a bag closed

9 – Twist the pipe cleaner and cut off any excess

10 – Glue 2 googly eyes and an orange beak on the front – you can add a small piece of red paper to resemble a wattle if you would like

11 – Repeat steps 4-8 to assemble all the turkeys

Looking for Thanksgiving kid crafts? (and for adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table!

Looking for Thanksgiving kid crafts? (and for adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table!

Looking for Thanksgiving kid crafts? (and for adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table!

If you’re enjoying my cute Thanksgiving fare, don’t forget my Turkey Cheese Balls!

So, do you still like to sit at the kids’ table for Thanksgiving?

Looking for Thanksgiving kid crafts? (and for adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table!

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5 Comments

  1. Omg, these are absolutely adorable! I am seriously glad you posted them as I still have leftover Halloween candy here. So I am going to try to use some of it up with these for Thanksgiving for the kids now!! 🙂

  2. Haha, a year old! I do that too, totally miss the holiday and have to share later. I guess that means we will still be around for a while 🙂 Pinning.

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