If you are looking for a classroom snack for a Thanksgiving celebration, have I got the treat for you! Today you'll be learning how to make turkey pudding cups, which would be super fun for a classroom party. For more fun Thanksgiving snacks check out our Thanksgiving Pretzel Rods.
🦃Why Kids Will Love Turkey Pudding Cups
- Perfect Thanksgiving dessert for kids who don't like pumpkin pie.
- A fun Thanksgiving craft for kids to make while dinner is being prepared.
- Kids will have fun making a turkey craft and then eating the pudding afterwards.
- Pudding Cups - Butterscotch flavor or something a little darker than vanilla.
- Construction Paper or Scrapbook Paper - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink
- Stick on Google Eyes - If you don't have the stick-on variety you will have to glue them on yourself.
- Red Pipe Cleaners
- Orange Foam
- Elmer’s Liquid Glue - You can also use a Glue Stick or an adult can use a Glue Gun.
📋How To Make A Turkey Pudding Snack
STEP 1: To make the feathers for the turkey pudding cups, cut the construction paper into ¼ inch wide and 6-inch long strips. You’ll need 4 strips of each color.
STEP 2: Glue the ends together to make a loop with each one. If you use liquid glue or a glue stick, make sure to hold the ends together for a minute or two, until the glue dries a bit.
STEP 3: Cut out 4 orange triangles from the foam and 4 short pieces from a red pipe cleaner. Those will be the turkey's wattles.
STEP 4: Glue the “feathers” on the back of the upside-down pudding cups. A glue gun worked the best for this, but the other types of glues will work as well. If you decide to use liquid glue or a glue stick, hold each feather on for a few minutes to allow the glue to dry.
STEP 5: Peel off two googly eyes and attach them to the front of the pudding cup. Next, glue on a nose and wattle.
Aren't these just the cutest little Thanksgiving treats?
These pudding cups are so simple to make, and with supervision, kids can help, as long as they are not using the glue gun. If you are just using plain glue, this would be a fun project for kids to make while you are cooking Thanksgiving dinner.
Whether you decide to use these turkey pudding cups for a class party, or a treat at home, I'm sure you'll agree, that they make an adorable and tasty treat.
What kind of pudding can you use in these turkey pudding cups?
I like using pudding that is a little darker than your traditional vanilla pudding and looks better for the turkey body. Butterscotch pudding works well. I have also made these with chocolate pudding, and they have turned out every bit as cute.
Is there a special order that the feathers get glued?
It doesn't matter what order you glue the feathers in. I like the look of having a red strip on each side, but this is just a preference. You will want to glue the strips next to each other.
Tip 1: The easiest way to do this craft is with a glue gun, since it dries the quickest. A glue gun should only be used by an adult and should be kept away from children.
Tip 2: These turkey pudding cups would also be great to use as a place setting at the Thanksgiving table. You can write each person's name on the cup with a permanent marker and place it where you want them to sit.
How to Make Turkey Pudding Cups
- To make the feathers for the turkey pudding cups, cut the paper into ¼ inch wide and 6-inch long strips. You’ll need 4 strips of each color.
- Glue the ends together to make a loop with each one. If you use liquid glue or a glue stick, make sure to hold the ends together for a minute or two, until the glue dries a bit.
- Cut out 4 orange triangles from the foam and 4 wattles from a red pipe cleaner.
- Now it is time to glue the “feathers” on the back of the upside down pudding cups.
- Peel off two googly eyes and attach them to the front of the pudding cup. Next, glue on a nose and wattle.