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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.

Instructions

  1. Cover your workspace with parchment paper.
  2. Lay the halved pear down in the center of the parchment, cut side down. This is the body of the turkey.
  3. Fan apple slices around the top half of the pear, forming the turkey's plumage.
  4. Lay down carrot slivers as the bird's beak and feet. (Use the butter knife to shape or trim the slivers as needed.)
  5. Use a dot of frosting as "glue" to attach two M&Ms to the turkey's head — these are its eyes.
  6. Eat up!

Materials

  • 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
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