These homemade Thanksgiving turkey donuts are a great way to get creative and celebrate the holiday with kids. This Thanksgiving donut craft is fun to make and even better to eat!
Thanksgiving donut ideas
Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, the kids and I decided to do a little fun activity in the kitchen. We love to make sweets and seasonal desserts, so these Thanksgiving turkey treats made out of candy were right up our alley!
If you love to craft and create for the holidays, I think these edible turkey treats are right up your alley.
Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey Donuts
Making these Thanksgiving donut treats was simple. The kids loved putting their little turkeys together, and snacking on candy corn along the way! Here is what you will need to make these donut turkeys:
Ingredients needed for your Thanksgiving turkey donut treats:
- Hostess chocolate mini donuts
- candy corn
- white cookie icing decorating tube
- Air Heads candy
How to make a turkey donut
Start by placing 5 candy corn on one side of the donut to form the turkey’s feathers. To be sure it is centered, make a dot with the cookie icing in the middle and work your way out. Your candy corn feathers should cover 2/3 of the donut.
Use candy to make the turkey faces
Grab your Air Heads and cut out triangles small enough to make the beak, I used red Air Heads. In the remaining space, make another icing dot and place the beak on the icing, leaving a little icing showing above the beak.
To make the eyes, break off the white tips of two candy corns and place them above the beak. Let these sit for at least an hour so the cookie icing will set.