You Will Need ...
  1. Large marshmallows

  2. Toothpicks

  3. Gumdrops

  4. Sour Patch kids, gummy bears, or other similar candies

  5. Nerds candies, mini chocolate chips, or other similar candies

  6. Scissors or a knife (requires adult supervision)

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Step 1: 

With your large marshmallow standing up tall, take a toothpick and insert it into the top-side of the marshmallow. With your toothpick at an angle, push it through the marshmallow so that it comes out the bottom-side of the marshmallow on the back.

Step 2: 

Push a gumdrop onto the bottom part of the protruding toothpick, so that it's level to the bottom of the marshmallow and no toothpick is left exposed. This will help your turkey stay balanced when it's all done. Then, push another gumdrop onto the top part of the toothpick for the head. Put the gumdrop on at an angle (as shown in the picture) and leave some toothpick exposed to make a nice, long turkey neck!

Step 3: 

To prep your feathers, cut about three or so toothpicks in half with your scissors (an adult should do this part).

Step 4: 

Push the sharp end of your toothpick halves into the bottoms of your Sour Patch Kid candies. Then, push the other end of the toothpick into the top-back of your marshmallow. The colorful candies are now feathers, and the toothpicks are securing them to the marshmallow! You can add as many feathers as you want!

Step 5: 

Snip another Sour Patch Kid (preferably an orange or yellow one) into a V-shape. This will be your beak!

Step 6: 

You can either press the exposed sticky inner candy directly onto the "head" gumdrop, or, if you need extra support, snip a tiny piece of toothpick and push one end into the Sour Patch Kid, and one end into the gumdrop.

Step 7: 

Just as you did for the beak, snip a piece of Sour Patch Kid to create a wattle (or "gobbler"). Press it into the underside of the head gumdrop, using a toothpick piece if necessary.

Step 8: 

Finally, take two of your teeny Nerd candies (preferably a dark color; here we used purple) and press them into the sides of your "head" gumdrop for eyes.

Step 9: 

There you have it! What this turkey lacks in meat, it makes up for in sweetness!

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Basic: 
Food
Holiday
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Holiday: 
Thanksgiving
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Supervision: 
1 adult per 2 children