These Thanksgiving snacks are SO cute! And my favorite part? There is zero cooking or food prep involved, simply dress up some pre-made snacks, and voila, Thanksgiving snacks are complete. I mean I love to cook, but some days…simple is best.
Simple Thanksgiving Snacks that Wow
These Thanksgiving snacks are perfect for class parties, favors, or for snack-time at home after some Thanksgiving crafting!
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To make all of the snacks, you will need:
Packaged cheese and cracker sticks
Packaged blue Jello
Packaged peach or orange slices
Candy sticks, skewers or toothpicks
Low temperature hot glue gun
White, black, yellow, green, orange and red craft foam sheets
Turkey Cheese and Crackers
- Cut two small diamond shapes for the turkey’s beak out of the orange craft foam, a “s” shape out of the red craft foam for the turkey’s wattle, and two small orange feet shapes out of the orange craft foam.
- Using the hot glue gun, attach two googly eyes to the back of the cheese compartment of the snack.
- Below the eyes, glue first the wattle shape and then the beak shape on top of it on the back of the cheese section of the snack. Bend the diamond shape of the beak in half so the it remains semi-closed when glued.
- Last, glue the feet on the bottom of the cracker part of the snack.
Blue Jello Mayflower
- Start by cutting a large white triangle with a flattened top out of the white craft foam.
- Cut the flat topped triangle into three pieces. The pieces need to be thick enough to be threaded onto a candy stick or skewer.
- Using scissors, make two holes in the center of each of the three pieces of white craft foam, one at the top and one at the bottom.
- Thread the candy stick through the bottom hole of each piece and then the top. Start with the widest piece of craft foam, and top the stick with the smallest piece. This forms the sails of your ship.
- Poke a hole into the top of the blue Jello container and insert your candy stick sail.
Pumpkin Peaches or Oranges
- Begin by cutting a small rectangle shape and leaf shape with a long stem from the green craft foam.
- Turn your orange or peach slice container upside down and use the hot glue gun to attach the stem of your leaf shape to the top center of the container.
- Once the leaf is secure, fold the rectangle shape you cut out in half forming a looped stem for your pumpkin, and glue that to the top center of the container over the leaf stem.
- Cut out the shapes needed for the pilgrim hat from the black, yellow and white craft foam. The photo below can be referenced for the various shapes needed.
- Use a hot glue gun to first glue the brim on your Pilgrim hat. Then, glue on the white hat band as well as the yellow buckle. Again, the photos can be used for reference.
- Once the hat is completed, use the hot glue gun to affix the Pilgrim hat over the stem of the banana.
- Use a Sharpie to draw eyes, a nose and a mouth on your banana Pilgrim.
How fun right?! I hope you enjoy making these Thanksgiving snacks that are sure to wow!
Don’t forget to print off our Thanksgiving activity placemats for kids!