Thanksgiving Snack Craft

Wednesday , 20, November 2013 Leave a comment

The Goober’s Moms’ Morning Out program is having a Thanksgiving feast this week and I needed to come up with a cute snack idea to send in. After a bit of brainstorming, I was inspired by the fruit cup jack o’lanterns that were all over Pinterest in October. I decided to try my hand at a turkey fruit cup. I think it turned out pretty cute.

Thanksgiving Turkey Fruit Cup Craft



Here are details on how you can make your own Thanksgiving Turkey Fruit Cup:

First the list of supplies you will need:

  • Construction paper (red, yellow, brown, orange, pink)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Scotch Tape
  • Googly eyes (I think I used 1/4″ though smaller would work too)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fruit Cups (I used Dole, simply because I like that they don’t pack in syrup)

Step 1: Cut out your feathers, head, beak, feet, and gobble (that’s the little red part that hangs down). I just freehanded a template and used that to cut out my shapes. Stacking/folding the paper and cutting multiple sheets at a time can speed up this step. You will also need to cut out a thin, long rectangle that you will use to create a post for the feet that will make the fruit cup stand up on its side.

Turkey Fruitcup cut outs

Step 2: Use your glue stick to attach the beak and gobble to the head. You can also glue the feathers together, although I just opted to use a piece of scotch tape since it will be hidden on the underside attached to the lid. Turkey Fruitcup Step 2

Step 3:Take the skinny rectangle piece and roll it up, then when you are almost to the end fold and tape it so it creates a little propeller like shape with a rolled center. This step is kind of difficult to explain. You could also simply create the rolled center and then sandwich it between a separate flap, it just worked well for me to have it all be one piece. I secured the flaps with scotch tape, and then used a dab hot glue to secure the feet onto the flaps. Then use the hot glue to secure feet to the side of the fruit cup in front of the plastic pull tab. Turkey Fruitcup Step 3

Step 4: Attach your feather fan to the lid of the fruit cup. I just used a rolled bit of scotch tape. I worried the hot glue would damage the seal and that the glue stick wouldn’t work.

Step 5: Attach your googly eyes to the head using a dab of hot glue and then glue the head to the bottom of the fruit cup. And that’s it, you’re done!

Turkey Fruitcup Step 5

I think it took me maybe an hour total to make eight of these from start to finish, part of which was spent trying to figure out how to make it stand, so it really is a pretty cute and easy craft. If my kiddo was a bit older, I definitely could see him being a big help cutting out the shapes and doing the glue stock portions. Try it out and let us know how it goes!

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