When I was a kid, my mom was always coming up with cute crafts for us to make around the holidays. One year, I remember her teaching us how to make apple turkeys, which were super fun to make because you got to eat them right afterwards, and they had marshmallows on them.
In fact, I’m pretty sure I remember her coming to my school and making this craft with my class at some point, too.
If you’re looking for simple crafts for kids to do this Thanksgiving, here you go…this is *super* easy, requires very little supervision (well, as long as your children are old enough to handle toothpicks), and is (mostly) healthy, too! This is perfect for entertaining the kids before Thanksgiving dinner.
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All you need to make these cute turkeys are the following ingredients:
- Small marshmallows
- Green olives with the pimento
- Toothpicks (I like these ones because one side is flat and there’s a 50% less chance of my kids poking themselves with these than the ones with points on both sides – but that’s my own math calculation, so don’t quote me on that)
I placed the marshmallows, raisins and toothpicks in bowls and gave each kid an apple. Have them fill the toothpicks with marshmallows and raisins, leaving a little bit of the point uncovered so you can stick it in the apple.
The kids were grossed out by the olives (:::SIGH:::), so I did that part for them. I used a toothpick to pull the pimento out just a bit so the turkeys would all have gobblers.