Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thanksgiving Turkeys

In the spirit of Thanksgiving (my second favorite holiday), I decided to dedicate my first ever blog post to my latest craft project—Oreo Thanksgiving Turkeys. I wish I could say that I was the creative genius behind these adorable treats, but alas, I am not. There are several versions that can be found on the web, but I found my inspiration in First Magazine. I happened to be baby-sitting my cousins, Mary Katherine and Hunter, the weekend after I found the idea, so I knew they would the perfect helpers. We took a trip to Publix to find our supplies:

* Oreos (preferably Double Stuffed)
* Whoppers
* Reese’s Cups
* Candy Corn
* Chocolate Frosting
* Decorating Gel—Black, Orange and White

Step 1: Take two oreo cookies, and place one “standing up” on the back end of a flat oreo (which will act as your base). Use some frosting to “glue” the two oreoes together.

Step 2: Take the Reese’s cup and attach the bottom of the cup to the front of the “stand up” oreo. This is the body of the turkey.

Step 3: Using frosting again as your glue, place the Whooper on top of the Reese’s cup and against the standing oreo (making the head).

Step 4: Using the black and white decorating gel, draw eyes on the Whopper (note: I think the magazine version used Googly Eyes, which can be found at the Dollar Tree or a craft store, and probably work much better!).

Step 5: Bite a candy corn in half and use the smaller, pointed section as the beak. Glue to the front of the whooper.

Step 6: Stick 5 candy corns into the middle of the stand up oreo, making the feathers.

Voila! If you have any family gatherings this Thanksgiving, try making this with your little ones. The best part is, you get to eat them when you’re finished (or before…and during…).

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