Thanksgiving Recipes and Crafts to Gobble Up

Recipes and a holiday craft that are not only delicious and fun, but that the kids can get involved with too.

Each holiday season, I try to find a few "kid-friendly" recipes that my little one can help me make. It's important to get the kids involved in holiday activities -  it helps create memories that they will carry with them into adulthood.

Here are two cute and easy recipes and one simple Thanksgiving craft to share. Don't worry too much about how the final product looks - just have fun making it!

Happy Thanksgiving!



2 Oreo Cookies

1 Miniature Reeses PB Cup

6 Candy Corns

1 Whopper

Yellow, red and black small tubes of frosting

1 container chocolate frosting (optional)


1. Take a small amount of frosting (I used chocolate frosting) and place it on one of the Oreos, where the tail feathers will go.

2. Add five candy corn tail feathers to the Oreo cookie, where you just put the frosting - the frosting will help them stick.

3. Take one miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (unwrapped) and cut off a small chunk (see photo). Add a small amount of frosting to it and stick it to the Oreo. Now add some more frosting to the other side of the Reese's cup and attach the other Oreo cookie to it. It should look like the photo.

4. Add frosting to the Whopper and attach it to the Oreo cookie that has the tail feathers on it.

5. Use the last remaining candy corn to make the turkey's beak. Cut off most of the yellow and orange part of the candy corn, leaving the white for the beak. Use a tiny bit of frosting to attach the beak.

6. Use the red, yellow and black frosting to add eyes and the turkey's wattle neck. 



5 sheets of construction paper

1 cardboard tube (from empty toilet paper roll)



1. Place the five sheets of construction paper on top of each other. Trace your child's hand print onto the top sheet.

2. Holding all five sheets together, carefully cut the hand print out. 

3. Draw eyes onto the cardboard tube. Cut out a small triangle-shaped beak from the leftover construction paper. Glue the beak onto the tube. Cut out a small turkey neck wattle from the paper and glue it to the tube also.

4. Arrange the hand prints behind the tube and glue them in place, one by one (see photo).



Miniature Nutter Butter cookies

Hershey's Kisses

Miniature chocolate chips

Chocolate frosting


1. Add a small amount of frosting to one side of the Nutter Butter cookie.

2. Attach a Hershey's Kiss to the frosting.

3. Apply a tiny spot of frosting to the other side of the Nutter Butter and attach the miniature choc. chip to it.

Be sure to check out Milpitas Patch's 2011 Holiday Guide - new local, holiday-related content is being added every day!


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