Friday, November 19, 2010

Fun Food Craft

we made these turkey cookie things at church on Wednesday evening with the kids.

it was good clean sticky fun

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got the 'recipe' off of food.com

and modified it...
we couldn't find the chocolate wafers that the recipe called for so we used chocolate graham crackers, and only used one....

we also found it easier if we cut off a tiny slice at the bottom of the Reese peanut butter cup to give it a flat base to prop up on the cracker....umm thanks Caryn....

the kids had a blast, 
29 kids, ages 4-11...all of them enjoyed the activity
we worked with groups of 5 kids at a time
had all the plates pre-measured with all the stuff they would need to make their turkeys...
including frosting (aka glue) in baggies with a corner cut off to 'pipe' it onto the turkey...
with 2 of us helping the kids and another floater helper getting kids back to the other room and bringing in new ones...
we probably could have had two tables of 5 working at the same time, but we weren't sure how it was going to go...

I also didn't 'read' the recipe I just looked at the picture and said,
"we can do that"
I actually just now read the recipe before making it a link on this site...
and they suggest doing it in stages and letting the frosting dry between steps...and to assemble the turkey's face before 'gluing' the nutter butter to the peanut butter cup...might have been good information on Wednesday night!


 the boy child's turkey might have a wondering eye!

 caught eating a candy corn...

 girl child and bff focused on the turkey

Tyler did an amazing job!  and he was very proud!

our nut-free turkey, for Gavin our allergy boy, we just used on lady finger as the body, in place of the nutter butter, and another one turned sideways/horizontal replacing the peanut butter cup in the back...

this is a great activity to do if you have kids or kids will be visiting your home during the Thanksgiving week!

*I apologize for the quality of pictures...I forgot my camera and used a camera phone...
add to that the room that we were creating in has horrible lighting!



3 comments:

White Diana said...

Tyler thinks this is very cool!!

little_rynn said...

That's right, I ROCK! That's my Methisba!

Linda said...

Isn't is wonderful when they make something they can eat?? Then it magically disappears in a very short time!