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Turkey Sandwich Food Craft for Thanksgiving

By Wendy Copley

Help get your kids excited for Thanksgiving with this cute and healthy sandwich that looks like a turkey. Fill it with  PB&J or whatever else your child likes, or with leftovers from the feast.

To get started you’ll need:

  • red and yellow bell peppers
  • sandwich bread and sandwich fillings
  • carrot
  • red bell pepper or tomato
  • icing googly eyes

You’ll also need this equipment:

  • a small leaf-shaped cookie cutter
  • a large, round cookie or biscuit cutter

Turkey Sandwich Fun Food Craft by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #Thanksgiving

Start by cutting the bell pepper into wide strips, then use the leaf cutter to cut eight pieces of orange pepper and four pieces of yellow pepper. If you don’t have a leaf cutter, you can just cut these pieces from the pepper with a knife.

Tip: peel off the tough outer skin of the bell peppers with a vegetable peeler. This will make it easier to cut through the peppers with the cookie cutter and I’ve found most kids are much more likely to eat bell peppers when the skin is removed.

Turkey Sandwich Fun Food Craft by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #Thanksgiving

Arrange three pieces of the orange pepper at the top of the plate. Add a row of the yellow bell peppers below that, and then finish the turkey’s tail by adding the remaining orange pepper pieces.

Cut two circles of bread with the large, round cutter and fill the sandwich with whatever fillings you are using. I used ham and cheese when I made this sandwich, but if you have leftovers from Thanksgiving turkey slices and cranberry sauce are kind of a no-brainer for this sandwich. Add the sandwich to the bottom of the plate so that the peppers are tucked under it a bit.

Cut a slice of carrot about an inch wide and two inches long. I cut a baby carrot in half length-wise and it worked perfectly.

Turkey Sandwich Fun Food Craft by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #Thanksgiving

Now give the turkey a face. I used icing googly eyes and a couple of small triangles cut from the yellow bell pepper scraps for the beak. The turkey’s wattle was made by cutting two small pieces of red bell out with the end of a drinking straw.

Turkey Sandwich Fun Food Craft by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com #Thanksgiving

And now you have an adorable sandwich they’ll gobble up! (See what I did there?)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Find more Thanksgiving Crafts for kids here.

About the Author

Wendy Copley

Wendy Copley is a cook, writer, crafter, lunch-packer, wife and mom. Whenever she goes too long without doing something creative, she starts to lose her mind, so she’s always working on some ...

Wendy Copley is a cook, writer, crafter, lunch-packer, wife and mom. Whenever she goes too long without doing something creative, she starts to lose her mind, so she’s always working on some sort of project. Her focus frequently shifts from sewing to baking to paper-crafting to creating with her kids but she is unwavering in her devotion to packing cute, mostly-healthy bento box lunches for her two boys.

You can follow her adventures on her blog Wendolonia or you can learn all her lunch box secrets from her book, Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches to Go.

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