It’s almost Turkey Day. I can’t pretend I don’t want to do lots of silly projects. I want to dip my hand in paint, press my hand on a piece of paper, and make it into a turkey. I want to wear a pilgrim hat. And I want to make little turkeys out of junk food. These would be great for the “kids” table at Thanksgiving and I really hope I still count as a kid.
From: Our Best Bites
Double Stuff Oreo Cookies
Mini Peanutbutter Cups
* Yellow and Red frosting
Sprinkles or little chocolate chunks for eyes
* I intended to use the little pre-filled tubes of colored frosting you can buy in the baking aisle. For the colored details like yellow and red, these little tubes would have been great. However, everyone is apparently very busy baking for the holidays and the store was sold out. Hence, the shaky legs my turkeys are modeling. I used vanilla frosting and food coloring instead, and used a chopstick to apply the frosting.
1. Grab a cookie. Put frosting in the top portion of stuffing the Oreo.
2. Then stuff in your candy corn. You can do all of the cookies through this step.
3. Next put a dab of frosting on the opposite end of the cookie and secure it to the “base” cookie. It helps to place them next to a wall as they dry so they stay put.
4. While those are drying, use a sharp knife to cut a sliver off of one end of the PB cups.
5. Once those dry, flip your cookies over so the candy corn is horizontal. If you don’t have the time to allow them to dry, you can keep them next to the wall for extra support.
6. Place a dab of frosting on the pb cup, and place it on the cookie like so:
7. Now those little guys will need heads, so glue a whopper on there with frosting as well. I put frosting on the side of the whopper that hits both the cookie and the PB cup.
8. While they’re still laying there, use a dab of frosting (I use yellow) and glue on the white tip of a candy corn for a beak. Put two yellow dots on for eyes, and for the black/green spots in the eyes you can use a dab of chocolate frosting, or a mini chocolate chip, or a little sprinkle like I’ve used.
9. Once the beak stays put you can flip them over and draw on some little yellow feet. If you have red frosting too (usually comes in a set with the tube of yellow) you can add a little wattle.
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