How to Make M&M Turkey Favors
I always like to have a little something for the kids on Thanksgiving and I found this idea for M&M Turkey Favors and decided to give it a try. Not only are these adorable for the Thanksgiving Table, but they are a great treat to send to School or a Fun Fall Craft to do with the kids.
I have seen these created a few different ways, but I decided to put my own spin on them and I think they came out really cute.You can make these in a Pinch if you need a last minute idea for Turkey Day for the kids. Another great thing is that they are Budget Friendly with the supplies being so Minimal.
So as always I am going to show Step by Step how you can create these Treats, they are super easy and who does not love M&M’s?
Here is What I used to create my M&M Turkeys:
- M&Ms of course – I used a Fall Color Mix of regular and added in a small amount of Peanut M&Ms in too.
- Brown Netting
- Pipe Cleaners – Fall Colors – Brown, Orange, Red & Yellow
- Goggle Eyes
- Glue Dots
- Small Rubber Bands
The first step is creating your Turkey Head. For this you will need a Brown, Orange & Red Pipe Cleaner. I love playing with Pipe Cleaners they are so easy to work with and if you make a mistake you just bend it back. So starting with the Brown – Cut it in 1/2. Roll the top edge down a bit for the head. Then take your Orange and feed through the head and bend and cut off excess. Fold up and form your Beak. Then taking the red do the same above the beak, but leave a piece sticking down for the Snood and Cut. That is it.
Then take your Brown Pipe Cleaner Body and fold up on more time so it is double and give it a twist. Now take your Glue Dots and add on your Google Eyes. Set aside. Next it is time to create Turkey Feet. Take a Yellow Pipe Cleaner and start by folding up some Toes – make 3 of them. You can some of the excess Leg off the top so you have maybe 3 inches left. Set aside.
Assemble Time !!! Cut off the excess Netting leaving enough to resemble your Turkey Tail Feathers. Then just stick your Turkey Body into the netting on the front. No Glue Needed – it will stay there. Then stick in your Turkey Feet the same way and you are done !!! How Simple is that?