Looking to make snack time more enticing? Let your kids play with their food as they eat it. With a little creativity, pretzel sticks can build a log cabin. Grapes can be lined up like wiggly caterpillars. And, pictured here, apple wedges and a pear can become a tasty turkey — just in time for Thanksgiving.
- Cover your workspace with parchment paper.
- Lay the halved pear down in the center of the parchment, cut side down. This is the body of the turkey.
- Fan apple slices around the top half of the pear, forming the turkey's plumage.
- Lay down carrot slivers as the bird's beak and feet. (Use the butter knife to shape or trim the slivers as needed.)
- Use a dot of frosting as "glue" to attach two M&Ms to the turkey's head — these are its eyes.
- Eat up!
- parchment paper
- pear, halved and cored
- apple, cored and sliced into thin wedges
- carrot, cut into thin slivers
- butter knife (optional)
- small tube of frosting, available at craft stores and supermarkets
- M&Ms or other round candies