Need Thanksgiving favors for kids to hand out during class parties or to give out after the big meal? These cute turkey treat cup favors are simply adorable and easy to make too.
For each holiday, I love to make little treats to put at each place setting. Thanksgiving is no exception. This year I made these cute little turkey treat cups and filled them with Reese’s Pieces candies. I thought they turned out really cute. I can’t wait until Thanksgiving to give them to my kids.
- Self-Adhesive Treat Cups
- 1.25″ Circle Punch
- 2.75″ Circle Die
- 2 inch Oval Paper Punch
- 1/2 inch square punch
- Small flower or snowflake paper punch (This is for the turkey feet.)
- Scroll Paper Punch (or something similar to make the waddle. You could also use a tiny teardrop punch.)
- 6 mm Googly Eyes
- Cardstock in the colors brown, red, orange, goldenrod, and burnt orange
- Dot Background Embossing Folder
- Tombow Glue
For each turkey favor, you will need to punch or die cut these pieces:
- (7) Ovals (3 cut from burnt orange cardstock, 2 cut from goldenrod cardstock, 2 cut from orange cardstock), then emboss the shapes with the Dot Background embossing folder.
- (1) 2.75″ Circle cut from brown cardstock
- (1) 1.25″ Circle cut from brown cardstock
- (2) Small Flowers or Snowflakes cut from orange cardstock (for the turkey feet)
- (1) Square cut from orange cardstock
- (1) scroll or teardrop cut from red cardstock
To assemble your turkey treat cups:
Starting at the 9 0’clock position, glue the ovals to the back of the large brown circle to create the feathers. Alternate between burnt orange, goldenrod, and orange, ending with the last burnt orange oval at the 3 o’clock position. I use Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue for my paper crafting projects because it dries fairly quickly and holds securely.
Glue the 2 orange flowers to the back of the large brown circle. You want three of the petals showing on the front so it looks like the turkey’s feet.
Fold the orange square in half along the diagonal to form the beak.
Cut 1/2 inch off the scroll shape to form the waddle and glue to the back of the beak. Then glue the beak to the brown circle.
Glue the 2 googly eyes right above the beak. (I used the 6 mm size of googly eyes, but you can play around and see which size looks best.)
Glue the turkey head to the top of the treat cup.
Fill the treat cups with fall-colored candies (like Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s). Remove adhesive and stick the treat cup to the large brown circle. Be sure to press down firmly all around to make sure that it is securely attached.
A quick note about the self-adhesive treat cups: When I initially published this post, I had used Stampin Up treat cups. Stampin Up has discontinued their treat cups, unfortunately. I have searched and searched to find something similar.
I recently found these self-adhesive shaker cups from Jillibean Soup. They are a bit shallower than the original Stampin Up cups so they won’t hold a lot of candy, but they are the best I can find at the moment. If I am able to find a better alternative, I will update this post.
Pin this Thanksgiving Favors for Kids Tutorial for later:
If you make these Thanksgiving Favors for kids, you will have to come back here and let me know how they turned out. For more Thanksgiving crafts and recipes, be sure to check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest Board. So tell me… are you making any special crafts for Thanksgiving?