Thursday, November 4, 2010

Turkey Time

In need of a quick and easy edible craft, I decided that graham crackers would make the perfect base for a turkey themed snack. After some in depth Googling revealed nothing, I had to take matters in my own hands.

It took some trial and error, but I ended up with these guys. You can't see the feathers well, but they're there!

I kept these cute little sandwiches from Family Fun in mind as I did my planning.

I started with some frosting on a bottom layer of cracker. I thought chocolate would be good since turkeys are brown, but I think white would have been more forgiving. Especially with the eyes.

Using a highly technical method, I stuck the ends of pretzel sticks into frosting. Then I put them around the cracker. I cut some feathery shapes from fruit leather and layered those on top. It's easier to cut if you leave the plastic on the fruit leather, but it's tricky to peel it all off afterward.

After the fruit leather, a second graham cracker.

The head is a Nilla Wafer with a candy corn beak. Originally I thought of using M&Ms for the eyes, but they were too huge. Mini M&Ms or mini chocolate chips would have been great (especially with that elusive white frosting). Lacking either of those, I fished some black sprinkles out of my Halloween sprinkle set. You can tell they're eyes, and that's all that matters, right?

I still haven't decided if I'm going to do these with my class. It was pretty cheap and I think could do it, but I'm not sure if I can handle the mess. :) My roommates had fun with them, though!

During my research for this little project, I came across tons of turkey themed snacks! Who knew there were so many ways to make a turkey?

Some turkeys use cookies.

Some turkeys use cookies and cupcakes.

source: cakespy

And some turkeys are cookies!


You can make turkeys from Rice Krispies.

Some turkey snacks can be healthy.

(also check out the Pilgrim girl bento which is so cute I think I need to try one!)

And some turkeys don't need to be edible at all!

We're linked up at to the Play Academy and Thanksgiving Traditions at JDaniel4's Mom.


  1. So cute! I'm amazed at how much variety there is in edible turkeys. My turkey was also featured just the other day over HERE, where I saw even more great ideas!

  2. I love your turkeys! I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!


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