Turkey Day Craft

You’re busy cleaning, cooking and stressing out over all of the people that will be filling your home in less than 24 hours. You have a million things to do and Oh Yeah, the kids are home. Unless you want to plop them down in front of the tube for a large portion of the day (Not that there’s anything wrong with that) they need something to keep them busy even if it’s only for a little while.

Here’s something that is easy to do and I was literally able to pull together from the ingredients we had in the house. We’ve done different versions of these over the years but if you get creative and have some left over Halloween candy, dump it in some bowls and let the kids go to town making their very own turkey.

Warning: If you are doing this with 2 year olds, they need lots of assistance and this can actually backfire on you getting other things done while they craft. Just so you know.

What you’ll need:

Misc snacks and candies

What you’ll do:

Use your snacks and candies to make feathers. For example we used raisins, cherrios, marshmallows and mini chocolate chips. Spear them onto your toothpicks and push them into your apple to make “Feathers”

We used a marshmallow and raisin for the eyes.

Popcorn for the feet. If you do this activity around snack time you can feel good about your ability to multi-task.

The finished product is a cute little Turkey that we will actually be using as a centerpiece on our table for our family gathering.

Happy Thanksgiving – Gobble Gobble!

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