Turkey Favors

One of my favorite things about Oopsey Daisy is sharing some of my favorite childhood memories with you.  Every Thanksgiving morning, usually while watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, my Mom put us to work.  In between making stuffing and pumpkin pie, my sisters and I would set the table for Thanksgiving dinner.  We usually created some kind of cheesy name cards to place next to each plate along with these little turkey favors.  
This project is one of my fav's because of its simplicity.  You can get your kids involved in Thanksgiving dinner with this fun (and easy!) craft!  PLUS they are fun to munch on before, during, or after the Thanksgiving feast!
For this project, you will need:
* Pipe cleaners.
* Brown netting.
* Your choice of candies, mints, or nuts.
Start by cutting squares out of the brown netting.  I think my squares are roughly 6-7 inches.  You will need one square for each turkey.
Now place a handful of treats in the center of the netting.
Gather the treats by pulling the 4 corners together.  Twist a brown pipe cleaner all the way around the opening.  We don't want any of those goodies spilling out!
This next step is very important.  My Mother says, you must fluff the feathers!

Using a half pipe cleaner, roll up the end to create the turkey's head.  You can also create feet if you wish.  (I love the idea of the turkey's feet, but sometimes it makes the turkeys a bit lopsided.)
Just insert the pipe cleaner pieces into the webbing.  And that's it!  You have an adorable turkey favor for each guest at your Thanksgiving dinner!  While you take turns sharing what you're thankful for, you can munch on this little after-dinner snack!  
What do YOU do to involve your kids with Thanksgiving dinner?
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  1. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny says

    I've never seen this before… what a cute little idea!

  2. This is adorable and oh soo yummy! Who can resist M&M's? Hope you link this up to my first linky party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/10/pink-hippo-party.html

  3. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    SUCH the cute idea!!! I love it!

  4. So cute and SO easy, love it, we will be doing this this year. Thanks for the idea!

  5. I love it! I'm so eager to see some fun thanksgiving ideas! Hope you don't mind but I posted this on my blog! http://www.imlovinyourblog.blogspot.com

  6. Heather J. says

    Love it!

  7. That is so cute. What a great project for kids.

    My kids are all grown, but I clearly remember sneaking off to make my Mom and turkey card for Thanksgiving. You know the one where you trace your hand. Classic.

  8. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says

    This is so cute Alison!! I love it. and I want one haha.

  9. Scraptastic Mel x says

    This is a really cute idea!

  10. So cute and simple. My boys would love making these with me 🙂

  11. pretty stinkin cute!!! and so easy! Love it!

  12. That's adorable!! gobble gobble

  13. The Jessee Journal says

    These are adorable … and they would look AWESOME with the new fall color mm's (I love them … I want to buy a years supply of them because I love the gold and cranberry colored ones!)

  14. Definitely stinkin' cute! What a wonderful idea and with fall colored M&Ms those would be awesome!

  15. Sooo cute!! Such a great idea!!

  16. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says

    Cute! What a fun turkey craft. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

  17. visitoardc says

    Super cute little turkeys! 🙂 Following from ABC & 123. 🙂

  18. Thanks for sharing your fun family traditions. Next year I'll have my grandchildren, I think we'll be making these for the table. Cute.

  19. How fun! We always make butter before dinner. the kids each get a small container with a small amount of heavy cream inside, then tightly sealed. We shake and shake and shake until we have butter! Its a fun tradition in our family.

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