Thanksgiving Activity/Decoration: Candy Turkeys

Thanksgiving Activity/Decoration: Candy Turkeys

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Got a lot of leftover Halloween candy? Trying to get in the mood for Thanksgiving? I have the perfect kid-friendly activity for you! This delicious craft/activity/treat requires just a few ingredients, many of which you probably already have on hand thanks to trick-or-treat (all we needed to buy were the Oreos!).

Candy Thanksgiving Turkeys

Here’s what you need to make six turkeys:

  • 9 Oreos
  • 36 pieces of candy corn
  • 6 miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • 6 whoppers
  • A little bit of frosting – I find the kind that’s in a tube is easiest to apply, otherwise you may need a toothpick to apply

Here’s what you do:

  1. Squeeze frosting on top of one Oreo and then place six pieces of candy corn, small tip down, in the icing between the cookies to create a semi-circle of candy corn. These are your feathers!
  2.  Add some frosting to the large side of the peanut butter cup. Push the peanut butter cup onto the bottom half of the cookie. This is the turkey’s chest.
  3. Add some frosting to part of the whopper. Then attach this whopper onto the cookie, just above the peanut butter cup. This is the turkey’s head.
  4. Remove the orange part of the candy corn and attach it to the whopper with frosting. This is the beak.
  5. Twist one Oreo in half so you have a full cookie with crème, and (if needed, depending on how much crème is on top) add a little frosting on top of it. Place it down, frosting side up and add the other Oreo/turkey perpendicular to this.
  6. That’s it! You’ve assembled your turkey.

About the author

Melissa Koski Carney (known as @koskim on social media) is an Ohio transplant from New York. A 30-something mom of three, she recently moved with her family from their downtown apartment to a nearly 100-year-old home in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She works full-time as a marketing communications professional. When she’s not working, blogging, or chasing after her three kids (all ages 5 and under), she enjoys running, baking and reading; as well as hanging out with the other women she has met through her Ladies Craft Beer Society. She blogs regularly at I Crashed The Web.

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