With the Kids

Gobbling Turkey Apples

This is a fun classic craft, perfect for Thanksgiving Day. These Turkey Apples can be “gobbled” up as a snack while they wait for the turkey to be done or saved as part of Thanksgiving dinner.

Apple Turkey Craft

Supplies for Turkey Apples:

  • whole apples, any color, washed and dried
  • toothpicks
  • stick pretzels
  • marshmallows
  • raisins, craisins
  • popcorn

Set out your supplies. Use your toothpicks to attach some of them together in a line. Then press them into the back part of the apple. We also tried to make some turkey faces. I used chocolate kisses for one and a craisin on a toothpick for another, making the waddle. You could use a grape or olive too.

Apple Turkey Craft Supplies

Now these turkeys are ready for Gobbling!! Have fun with Turkey Dinner!


  1. These are really cute. We do a large fruit turkey every year (Family Fun), but I am going to do this for my daughters school fall party.

  2. Very cool! I’ve never cored a turkey before so this will be a first for me. Love the idea and I’m sure our 8-year old will love it as well. I like the idea as placeholders too even though I’m going to be all alone this Thanksgiving. Sigh.

  3. I’m making something similar w/ my preschoolers for Thanksgiving, using a potato (for the brown color, obviously not to eat like this one)…you can use golf tees for legs so it stands up! They would make great table decorations at T-giving :)

  4. My Mom let us make these YEARS ago for my 1st friend birthday party (I was 6 yrs. old), since my b-day is always around Thanksgiving (this year it’s ON Thanksgiving). The main thing she did differently was used a caramel apple to start with, which we all thought was delicious! My son’s 6th birthday is on the 30th and I just told him he could have all his little kindergarten buddies for a party this year…we may have to do this for them! Thanks for bringing back fond memories for me, Marie!

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