Thankgiving Turkey Donut Pops

The other day, the kiddies went grocery shopping with me and we found some of those little packages of minidonuts in the plastic tubes on sale for $1.00. These are their favorite and talked me into buying them all donuts for a treat.  When we got home, the kids wanted to do a craft. So what better ideas would their be than to combine our leftover Halloween candy with the mini donuts we bought to make Turkey Donut Pops.

Turkey Donut Pops are perfect for Thanksgiving, and a whole lot more tasty than turkey, in my vegetarian opinion. You could make them for a school class, or for fun, or as a part of the Thanksgiving Day dinner dessert course. They would be extra cute wrapped up in individual cellophane bags and ties with a bow. Give them to friends, teachers or neighbors. They are very simple and easy to make.

To make a turkey donut pop, you will need:
• small bite sized donut
• 5 candy corns
• 1 Rolo or mini peanut butter cup
• sliver of licorice or red candy
• candy for eyes
• half of a yellow or orange M & M
• frosting or peanut butter
• lollipop stick (optional)
First, insert a lollipop stick into the mini donut. Then, carefully insert candy corns into side of donut. I found this step to be the hardest because when i pushed to hard the donut split on me the first time. Using frosting, adhere a Rolo to the front of the donut pop. Finally, decorate your turkey’s face with candy pieces adhered with frosting.  I used black frosting to make the turkey’s eyes.
You can use any sort of candy pieces to make your turkey.  I literally just pulled out the leftover Halloween candy and looked for candy that i thought would work!
Isn’t this turkey donut cute! Gobble, Gobble.

Thankful String Tree | Thanksgiving Craft

as you have noticed, posting has been a bit scarce this month. it seems as the holidays approach, the days go by faster and faster. i am sure that is true for everyone. and here we are, the middle of november already! for us…..this month has been filled with baseball pizza parties, doctors appointments, about 12 hours on the phone with insurance companies, a Discovery Center Pumpkin Launch, 2 birthday parties, 2 field trips and 5 trips to Costco! but i still wanted to check in and share this Thanksgiving craft i made.

i have been spending a lot of time with my children….it’s been nice, and i have been thinking often of the many things i am thankful for. and although i have sooo many things that i am thankful for, the one thing that always comes to mind is my kiddies and husband.  i love being a mom sooo much. i find myself choked up almost everyday just looking at them. we’ve been through a lot this year….and we have had to depend on each other. i am thankful for them.
so….anyhow….now about this Thanksgiving craft i made.  it is a thankful tree made from string. my kiddies just don’t understand why the stores went from Halloween decorations….to Christmas decorations. they keep saying “mom, why did they skip the Thanksgiving decorations?…..that’s so weird!” so i decided i needed to make a few Thanksgiving decorations to put in the house.
i spotted this string tree a while back and fell in love. i decided that it was the perfect opportunity to make it. i wanted to be able to put up leaves with the things i was thankful for written on them. that way the kiddies would be able to see a new thing each day that i was grateful for….and if they wanted to put up leaves….they could too….and they are! i have to make more leaves for all the things they are coming up with!
so i started with the trunk and worked my way up to the branches. 300 push pins and about 1-1/2 hours later… Thanksgiving string tree was born. i think it turned out awesome! maybe i will keep it up for the entire year.
to make your own string tree
you need:
string or 1 ball of yarn
clear push pins (at least 300)
 leaves cut from cardstock
click here for directions.
here is the leaf template.
p.s. i am thankful for my blog readers. thank you for reading…and have a Happy Thanksgiving season!