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My kiddos really enjoy creating, especially around a holiday and these are a perfect activity for any upcoming Thanksgiving Day celebration. They are easy to make and everyone had a lot of fun making their own. I think the peanut shape of the Nutter Butters ended up making the cutest turkey faces and the addition of the peanut butter flavor is a fun addition to all the chocolate frosting and cake. Plus, this mom likes munching on a couple while the kids were in in their turkey decorating groove!
What You Need:
- Nutter Butter cookies
- Cupcakes (any flavor)
- Frosting – preferably chocolate, maple or anything “turkey” colored
- Candy Corns
- Licorice or licorice bites (optional)
- Candy Eyeballs
Step 1: Grab a bag of Nutter Butters from your local Walmart and make sure to use this Nutter Butter Coupon to get extra savings!
Step 2: Lay out your supplies for the kiddos because once they get going, it goes fast
Step 3: Frost the cupcakes. I used popsicle sticks hoping that it would be easier for spreading for little hands. No matter what, the younger ones always seem to make a mess, right?!?! lol For those who want a cleaner option, you can put some frosting in a plastic bag and clip off a tiny bit of the corner. It’s a make shift squeeze bag and easy for frosting.
Step 3: Add the candy corn feathers along the back or across the middle (whichever the designer prefers).
Step 4: On the opposite side of the feathers, gently push your Nutter butter into the cupcake. Again, this could be more towards the center if the feathers are across the back.
Step 5: Time to make the face! Using a tiny bit of frosting on the back of a candy corn, gently press it (point down) onto the front of the Nutter Butter creating a nose. Add a tiny bit of frosting to the back of each eye and place in desired spot.
Step 6: (optional) You can cut a small piece off the licorice to create a little “gobbler” for the turkey. Add it with a little frosting next to the nose.
These took less than 10 minutes to make and they had so much fun!
I named my 3 year old’s cupcake “My do it myself cake” because she insisted on no help. I was impressed with her skill and you can tell she was proud of her creation. Her cupcake is on the right below.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving Day Activities?
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