Thanksgiving Feast

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Whether you call it the kids’ table at your family get together or a mini feast for a school classroom party, surprise little hands this year with an awesome Thanksgiving table set just for them.

Cover the table in brown craft paper and provide little baskets of crayons so bored children can color. Use small items as part of your centerpiece that kids can touch–but not break–like mini pumpkins and gourds. And don’t forget to serve a turkey, a paper bag turkey full of popcorn of course.

Table crayons

Turkey closeup

Invite an adult guest of honor to “carve” the turkey with a real knife or scissors. Then everyone can enjoy some popcorn while they wait for the Thanksgiving Feast to start.

You will need: 3-4 bags of popcorn, a large brown grocery bag, 2 small brown lunch bags, a hot glue gun, scissors, white paper for the frills

Directions:

1. For the frill, take a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" white paper and cut it in half lengthwise. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and make small cuts with a pair of scissors on the folded half to create loops.

2. For the drumsticks, make one hand into a fist and stick it inside the lunch bag. With your other flat hand, press on the bag to mold and smash it down into a more rounded shape. Fill the bag 2/3 of the way with popcorn. Gather up the bottom of the bag and twist to keep it tight. Hot glue the beginning of the length of frill and wrap it around the bottom, twisted part of the lunch bag. Then hot glue the end of the white paper frill to keep it in place.

3. For the main bag, do the same thing as the drumstick to make the corners rounded. Fill the bag up full with popcorn. Fold the sides of the bag in and tuck the bottom edge under. Hot glue the edge shut. Hot glue the legs onto the sides of the "turkey." It's best to use a plain brown bag, but if you can only find one with writing on the outside, you can carefully turn the bag inside out and it will be just fine.

Turkey tutorial

*If using buttered popcorn to fill the turkey, use parchment or wax paper to line the paper bag to avoid grease marks.

Turkey table

Post by Sara Westbrook & Brittany Egbert for One Charming Party : onecharmingparty.com

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat : www.nicolephoto.com

  • http://atouchoflovely.wordpress.com Jen @ A Touch of Lovely

    So stinkin cute!

  • Kim Cavanaugh-Schaffner/SHERWOOD COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

    This is a FABULOUS idea! I’m going to have a “Thanksgiving Feast” for the kids on our last day of school before the break! This will be the centerpiece with a placemat for them to color…and then our simple, healthy, snack will be served! They will LOVE the popcorn surprise!!!! THANKS!

  • http://www.kimmcmillan.typepad.com Kim

    That turkey is brilliant!