Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Gobble Gobble up some Turkey Fruit!

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We made this fun Fruit Turkey the other day and my boys just loved it! We used 1 green apple, pineapple, manderin oranges, green grapes, dark grapes, edible eyes, 1 cherry, and tooth picks.

We cut the botton off of our apple so it would stand up staight. Save the cut off part to make the wings and head.

We poked 4 tooth picks on the back side of the apple. We cut off pieces of the manderin oranges and pineapple. We added our dark grapes first. Then we added the oranges, green grapes, and pineapple.

We cut out a head and wings with the saved apple slice that we cut off the bottom. We poked a tooth pick in the front towards the top and attached the cut out apple for the head. Attach the eyes, orange nose, and wings with peanut butter. We cut a piece of a cherry for the waddle (you could use a strawberry or fruit roll up). We cut the end of a manderin orange for the feet.

Here is the side view…

We had a blast making this silly Turkey and it’s a great way to get the kids to eat lots of fruit!!

You can view all of our other fun food Thanksgiving creations HERE!

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  1. So clever! That is adorable!!

  2. so cute & lovely!!

  3. Absolutely adorable!!! So going to make this! Thanks!

  4. it turned out so cute! i'll have to give this one a whirl to see my daughter's reaction. Love it!

  5. I'm saving this idea; it's a winner!

  6. I could just gobble this right up!! Great idea.

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  7. these turkeys are so fun we have made something like this before come see me at I am a new follower

  8. Got some more new ideas from your blog. We can make amazing art on fruits and vegetables.
    Apple is looking very cute.

  9. That look is so clever & looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  10. Oh my gosh! That's so cute! I'll share it two ways. Stopping by from Blog it Forward Tuesday! Payin' it forward. Have a great day,
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  12. LOVE this!! What a great and healthy idea. My kids are going to enjoy it so much when I make it for them. Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. This is super cute! I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!

  14. great idea! my little one would love this! i will be trying it out next week! oh, and i pinned it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    now following you – for more great ideas!
    carla ๐Ÿ™‚
    Mrs. No-No Knows

  15. I can't wait to try these with my kids for Thanksgiving!! I'm thinking make them for decorations and gobble them up for dessert!!

  16. We've made apple turkeys for years but have always used gum drops. This is a great healthy alternative! Thanks for sharing!

  17. This is great! Think I will do it will little clementines (peeled or not?) on a salad plate for Thanksgiving. Needed something different than "fruit salad". THANKS

  18. This is so cute, what are the eyes made of?

  19. Thanks! We used edible eye balls, but you could use chocolate chips or frosting.

  20. Hi Jill, the fruit turkey is so cute and health too. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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  22. What are the eyes made of?

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