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Simple Crafts for Kids: Thanksgiving Apple Turkey

Simple Crafts for Kids: Thanksgiving Apple Turkey

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.

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Thanksgiving Apple Turkeys

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.

Easy Turkey Craft

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Apple Turkey Crafts

 All you need to make these cute turkeys are the following ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Small marshmallows
  • Raisins
  • 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. 

Easy Turkey CraftWe host Thanksgiving every year, and I think I’ll probably let all the kids (there will be a lot!) make these when they’re waiting around for dinner. 

Simple Crafts for Kids - Turkey

Cute Turkey CraftDo you have any simple crafts for kids that you love to do around Thanksgiving time?

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This is TOO CUTE! Love it and I pinned and stumbled of course. I need to come up with these things!!

How fun! What a good idea to keep the little ones occupied (AKA keep them from tearing up the housing and beating on each other) before dinner.

Super cute! Pinned and tweet. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, because we love to party with you! Happy Halloween~Lou Lou Girls

I have made something similar to this before but the olive head is new what a great idea must say that I do love it so super cute
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