This is a fun classic craft, perfect for Thanksgiving Day. These Turkey Apples can be “gobbled” up as a snack while guests wait for the turkey to be done or saved as part of Thanksgiving dinner. When the kiddos were younger, we often turned to Make and Takes for age-appropriate ideas and crafty tidbits. This happens to be one of the fun finds we discovered back in 2010 when looking for Thanksgiving craft and snack ideas. After all, nothing beats an edible craft!
Every Thanksgiving we are on the lookout for new, creative activities to keep the littles busy. The kiddos are often looking for things to do (other than chase one another around the kitchen) while the adults are either cooking or enjoying a day of parades and football. It’s the perfect opportunity to setup a “kids” table with apples and fun toppings for everyone to create their own adorable, potentially healthy, “Turkey” treats.
What you need::
- Whole apples, any color, washed and dried
- Stick pretzels
- Mini marshmallows
- Raisins, craisins
I love the ingredient additions and examples at food.com. (I encourage you to go through the comments for inspiration!)
- Fruit Loops
- Candy corn
Brittany over at Mom. Wife. Busy Life added her spin to the mix with these fun ingredient additions:
- 1 baby carrot (cut a triangle shape for the beak)
- Chocolate chips
You can really sweeten things up like the team at I Heart Crafty Things with:
- Spice drops
- Red fruit snacks
Keep in mind, this isn’t just for the kiddos! My favorite way to do this is to pick a variety of ingredients and let everyone decorate their apple with their favorite treats. With a basket of apples and plenty of toothpicks available for everyone to attach their goodies, you’re all set! Push your toothpicks into the back part of the apple and start decorating. The best part is that when you use an assortment of ingredients, each turkey will look a little bit different.
As one commenter on Food.com points out, these would be great to pack for a school lunch too!
I think I’d have to agree on the broken Fruit Loop rule… 😉
Is this a crafty treat you can see yourself trying, or have you already? Please share pics and tips in the comments below, we’d love to see how they turn(ed) out!
Original post: Inspired by Toni, Nov 21, 2010
Photo credit for main image: Swirling F. on Food.com