Turkey Treats

by Clubhouse Jr. Staff

Gather

craft foam (brown, black, red, yellow and orange)
scissors
hot glue gun
googly eyes
feathers
small clay pots (2-inches high)
ribbon
orange cellophane wrap
candy corn
white construction paper
marker
plastic forks

Go

1. Cut brown foam into a fan shape for the turkey's tail and a lightbulb shape for the turkey's head.
2. Cut a small triangle from the orange foam for a beak and a small teardrop from the red foam for the wattle.
3. Ask a parent to attach the beak and wattle to the head using hot glue. Attach googly eyes.
4. Make a hat and buckle from the black and yellow craft foam, and glue to head. Leave to dry.
5. Glue base of feathers to the fan-shaped foam and allow to dry.
6. Glue the completed head to the rim of the clay pot. Add ribbon tied into a bow directly below the turkey's neck.
7. Glue the completed tail to the opposite side of the pot.
8. Once the glue has dried, line the pot with cellophane and fill with candy corn.
9. Cut pieces of white construction paper to make nameplates. Write each guest's name on a nameplate.
10. Place nameplate in the prongs of a fork and stick fork into candy corn as shown.

This article first appeared in the November 2005 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2005 by Focus on the Family. Used by permission. Photo © Ron Nickel.