Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thanksgiving Food Fun with Kids...and a Blog Hop!

Get the kids involved in the kitchen this fall with some quick, tasty and eye-catching snacks and treats! Here are some ideas we road tested...and had great fun putting together! Most of these required little to no baking and minimal use of knives so your little helpers will need minimal supervision. 

Then check out our blog hop with our blogging friends for more fantastic Thanksgiving ideas and FREE Thanksgiving printables!

This fruit kabob turkey is super cute and super easy to make. 
We used watermelon, pineapple, grapes, strawberries and cantaloupe, but you could use any fruits you like. We used a leaf-shaped cookie cutter to make the watermelon "feathers". 
The body of the turkey is a butternut squash.

This "bread basket" turkey would made a great side for Thanksgiving, which the kids can help to make. The feathers are cheesy biscuits rolled and cut with a cookie cutter before baking. We sprinkled them with paprika and oregano to add some fall hues! The body, wings and beak are bread rolls. We used dried cranberries for the eyes. 

...or you could make a fall tree with the same biscuits!

This fruit cornucopia (or rather cone-e-copia!) is a whimsical way to serve up some healthy fruit. 
The waffle cone adds a great crunch too...just be sure to serve right away as the cone does get soggy after a while. 

Add piped-on chocolate stems to chocolate-dipped pretzels and they become pumpkins...! We used orange and green candy melts that melt in the microwave, so no double boiler required!

And the kids will love to make these acorns. All you need is mini nutter butter cookies, kisses and chocolate chips. Use melted chocolate to "glue" the cookies and kisses together. No baking required! 

For more Thanksgiving Ideas and FREE Thanksgiving printables, check out all the awesome ideas in our blog hop below, in conjunction with the awesome blogs listed below.

From top to bottom, left to right: 
Pecan Pie Muffins - Creative Juice
Salted Caramel Apple Recipe + Favor Idea - Bird's Party
Thanksgiving Cookie Favors - Haniela's
Colored Thanksgiving Popcorn Jar Favors - Play. Party. Pin.
Handmade Hostess Gift - Crissy's Crafts
Kid's Bread Basket Turkey - The Party Wall
Free Thanksgiving printable cupcake toppers - Bird's Party
Turkey Feather Place Card Cookie - Frog Prince Cake and Cookie Design

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