Students love to make turkeys for Thanksgiving. This project allows the student to create a turkey that they can also eat later on. That makes it twice as fun. Teachers can choose to do this craft during snack or allow the students to take them home after school.
A Time for Crafts
The month of November provides many days to work on Thanksgiving Day crafts. Teachers are often looking for something new and exciting for their students to create. This November, stock up on post-Halloween sale candy in order to create these cute turkey-apples.
You will need the following items to make an apple turkey:
- An apple for each student
- A bag of large marshmallows
- 2 bags of small marshmallows
- 2 bags of toothpicks
- A small box of raisins for each student
- 1 bag of candy corn
- 1 bag of chocolate chips
Follow these instructions to complete the apple turkey:
- Insert 5 toothpicks in the back-end of the apple spacing them out so that they are not touching each other. The toothpicks on the ends can be inserted in a diagonal angle.
- Slide some raisins on the toothpicks leaving a space at the top.
- On the top of each toothpick place a small marshmallow.
- Pluck out the apple stem and stick a toothpick in its place.
- Slide a large marshmallow on the toothpick.
- Place a candy corn in to the marshmallow in the middle.
- Above the candy corn add two chocolate chips for the eyes. You may have to press them in. (the bird in the example picture has googley-eyes)
Eat the turkey or take it home for later.
Make sure the children do not eat from the toothpicks. They are sharp on the edges and can hurt a student if they are fooling around. To keep them from playing while eating, read them a story about the Pilgrims while they are eating their snack.