Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tom the Turkey - Fun Centerpiece

THANKSGIVING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!!!

Are you looking for something simple & fun to grace your table? 

How about this little guy? Isn't he just adorable?


He isn't difficult to make either, and what a fun addition he could be to your Thanksgiving decorations! 

I try to have an easy craft for my gr'kids when they're here for holiday dinners. 

I thought TOM was just too cute!

This is what you'll need for each 'turkey'

Candy: 5 caramels, candy corn, chocolate chip, mini-candy coated chocolate pieces, red rope licorice



Nonstick foil

Peanut butter

Dark-colored food coloring

Q-tip Swab

Melt the caramels in bowl in microwave.  Pour melted caramel into round puddle on foil. (With the back of a spoon, I was able to smooth mine out to enlarge it a bit). While caramel is still warm, arrange candy corn feathers and a chocolate chip beak to form turkey. (Let the caramel cool atleast a minute, otherwise the choc chip will melt.)

Apply just a touch of peanut butter to back of 2 mini chocolate pieces, and place above the chocolate chip for the eyes.  Dip q-tip into food coloring, and dot on candy pieces to make pupils.

Cut a 2-inch piece of licorice. Use peanut butter to attach (not really necessary...if caramel is warm enough, it will adhere naturally)
licorice piece to chocolate chip as turkey waddle. Cool turkey completely before removing from foil.



Don't forget that special Thanksgiving 'code to live by'...


A BLESSED THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!