Thanksgiving Projects and Ideas

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Idea Room Thanksgiving Recipes and Craft Ideas.

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Oreo Cookie Turkeys

These Oreo turkeys are really cute and are really easy to make and are the perfect cookies for Thanksgiving.

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I made several of them for a party last year in just about 30 minutes. I had a friend show me how to make these after she made them for the preschool our kids attended together. You will need the following:

Double Stuff Oreos (2 per turkey)
Small Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cups (1)
Whoppers (1)
Candy Corn
White Frosting
Black Frosting

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First place your peanut butter cups in the fridge. They will cut cleaner cold. Then take an Oreo and carefully separate one of the cookies from the frosting. Gently press the pointed tips of 6 candy corns around one half of the Oreo. Take some white frosting and cover the frosting and re-attach the cookie.

Now, take the second oreo and lay it flat on the table. Pick up your Oreo with the candy corn and put some icing on the bottom of the oreo opposite from the candy corn and attach the Oreo onto the flat oreo so that it is on the back half. Prop the stuck together Oreos against a book or a wall to hold it up while the icing dries. If it does not stand up well, add some more icing.

Now take a cold peanut butter cup and cut a small section off of it so that it will have a flat side. Place some frosting on the flat section and the top of the peanut butter cup and attach it to the Oreo with the candy corn so that it becomes the body of the turkey.

Take the Whopper and put icing on the back side of it. Attach it so that it is right on top of the peanut butter cup and iced to the Oreo and Whopper. Add two drops of white icing for the eyes and a smaller drop of the black for the pupil.

For the wings, I cut the very tip of a candy corn and glued a wing on both sides of the peanut butter cup. For the feet, you can use the same tip you cut off when making your wings. Let dry for about 20 minutes before handling.

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These would be so cute to give to a friend, child or neighbor. They would also be really cute holding a name place card for your Thanksgiving Dinner. You could just put the name card behind the candy corn on the top of the turkey. So cute and easy!

Here is another adorable turkey treat that my sister made for us last Thanksgiving.