Edible Thanksgiving Crafts

Here's fun edible Thanksgiving crafts that are a great centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone has a turkey for their dinner get together, now you can have a fun appetizer turkey - filled with popcorn!

I know when our family gets together for dinner we are all sneaking samples as mom cooks. (And we all get in trouble for this!)

This is a great centerpiece to put out while preparing the last of the main dinner. It is filled with popcorn so everyone can nibble on this while they wait. 

It's perfect, not filling but enough to keep wandering hands away from the main course.

Display it proudly beside the real turkey, and it doubles as an appetizer while you wait for everything to cook.

We have created this with regular lunch bags, but if you want it to be the same size as a real turkey you can use the grocery sized bags as well!

Paper Bag Turkey

For our example, we were using Dill Pickle popcorn and soon realized that there was grease bleeding through the bad.

This mistake actually turned out for the better, it gives the turkey a "cooked" look. So use buttered popcorn or a flavoured one if you wish!

What You Will Need:

  • 3 lunch size brown paper bags
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Popcorn, or something to stuff turkey with
  • White paper

Step #1:

Fill one of your lunch bags with popcorn. You will fill it about 3/4 full.

Step #2:

Fold one end of the bag, similar to the way you a present. Glue it underneath.

This is the main body of your turkey.

Step #3:

To make this part look more realistic, crumple the corners to round out the body of your turkey.

If you are going with the buttered popcorn, this will help some of the grease bleed through - give you a cooked effect.

Step #4:

Fill your other two lunch bags with popcorn. For these ones you will only need a little bit, approximately 1 cup of popcorn into each.

Tilt the bags to push all the popcorn to one side.

Step #5:

Fold your bag in half, so that it is drumstick sized.

Crumple the end to create a shape similar to a drumstick. Again, crumple all your corners to round it out.

Step #6:

Twist the end together to make the end of your drumstick.

Cut off the excess paper.

Repeat this for the second leg.

Step #7:

Create the dressings for the end of your drumsticks.

These are made out of the white paper.

Cut a 1 inch strip and you will be creating a circle out of it to wrap around the end of the drumstick.

On one end, cut 1/2 inch slits along it.

Wrap these around the ends of your drumsticks.

Step #8:

Glue a drumstick on each side of your turkey body.

Using a non-toxic glue will ensure that there is no hard in eating the popcorn inside. You could always use a tape instead of glue!

These edible thanksgiving crafts make a great appetizer and a definite conversation starter!

Be sure to display it as you would a real turkey, with the stuffing bulging out of the bird.

An easy access for snacking too!

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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More Easy Crafts Like This One:

Here's everything else you will need to set your table for Thanksgiving supper.

Hand-print Turkey: Truly use your hands for this Thanksgiving decoration!

Pumpkin Centerpiece: Have a simple, but elegant pumpkin to add to the centerpiece (seeming your turkey will be nibbled on!)

Napkin Rings: Great way to re-use a paper towel roll and turn it into festive napkin rings.

Name Card: Another use of a toilet paper roll, and everyone will know where they are supposed to sit.

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