Dress up the kids table at Thanksgiving with this Oreo Turkey Cookie Place Card Holders.
This adorable Oreo Turkey Cookie will do double duty at the Thanksgiving table by showing the kids where they should sit. Imagine how delighted to see their names poking out of one of these cute little guys?
One of my favorite memories from Thanksgiving dinners as a child was the day I graduated to the “grownups table.” I’m not sure whether I would have wanted to move up, and miss out one these place cards though. They are so cute!
The project is such a fun one to do. You start by putting together the Turkey cookies and then print out the place card template and attach it to the area of the turkey feathers. The kids can even get involved in making the project too. (although the turkeys might not get made if too many little ones are hovering around the supplies to make them!)
The turkeys are made with the following supplies: (these are links to Amazon but check the Dollar store too. They sometimes have food supplies that will work.)
- Oreo Cookies (two for each Turkey)
- Whoppers candy
- Candy Corn
- Miniature Peanut Butter Cups
- Edible Eyeballs
- Vanilla Frosting
- Chocolate Frosting
- Food Coloring (red and yellow)
- Knotted toothpicks
- printable for place cards. See the link in the instructions below.
I started by opening the cookies and adding a strip of chocolate frosting. This helps to give the candy corn feathers something to stick to. I also trimmed off the edge of the peanut butter cups. No prizes for figuring out what to do with the extra PB cup. (I need to stop making candy projects. My pants are complaining lately!)
The next step is to assemble the bases and turkey bodies. I added a dab of chocolate frosting to the back of one cookie and stood the cookie with the features on it. At this stage, it is good to lay the cookie on its back, or it will just topple over. ASSEMBLY TIP. Make sure your frosting it thick. I used the tubes and they worked okay but I wish I had done the project with home made frosting. I think it might have set more quickly. I had lots of fun resurrecting topple over turkeys. It was as though they had been into the Thanksgiving wine at times! (or wait…maybe that was me! LOL)
Once the cookie bases have somewhat set, the trimmed peanut butter cup and whopper to the back cookie with another dab of frosting. Let them set for several minutes.
Next step is to add the nose and eyes. I added a dab of vanilla frosting and placed the white tip of a candy corn piece for the nose, and then a strip of vanilla frosting on the whopper and added the edible eyes. Combine some red and yellow food coloring to vanilla icing and make an orange color. Use a toothpick to make a little turkey craw.
Now is the time to place these in the fridge for a bit. This will help the frosting to go hard and the details to set into place.
While these were setting, I made my place cards. Here is a free printable so that you can do yours. It is easiest to print out the the whole design on a page size sticky label. Then stick the label to a piece of poster board and cut out the place cards and hand print the names on it for the children who will be at Thanksgiving.
Use a fancy knotted toothpick and a dab of hot glue to attach the toothpick to the back of the place card.
Take the cookies out of the fridge and use the orange frosting and another toothpick to make feet for the turkey. Put the place card into the area behind the candy corn feathers and display with pride.
Don’t be surprised if all the grownups want to sit at the kid’s table this year! These adorable little Oreo turkey cookie place card holders will be the hit of your dinner and will delight both young, and young at heart!
What sort of fun place card holders do you use for your guests during the holidays? Please leave your ideas in the comments below. Share…Share…!
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