Kids can make this healthy, edible Thanksgiving turkey centerpiece. It is a wonderful addition to any table, especially if you are expecting a large number of kids. This turkey craft can go on the main table, or it can be used as a centerpiece for a crudités table where kids can help themselves.
2 Melons; one for cutting and one for the body of the turkey.
1 to 2 packages of wooden skewers.
Assorted fruit for skewers.
Assorted vegetables for skewers.
1 pear shaped sweet potato for a head
1 small box of raisins.
1 red pepper.
Set the melon on a decorative platter. Use assorted fruit and vegetable pieces to create skewers, leaving a space at the pointed end of the skewer so that it can be inserted into the melon. Use a skewer to attach the potato to one end of the melon for a head, narrow side points to the floor. Attach 2 raisins to the potato for eyes. Toothpicks work well for this. Arrange skewers in an attractive manner on the other end of the body. Cut a strawberry in half and place each half at the front of the melon for feet.
Complete the centerpiece with kale or other dark leafy greens as a garnish for the platter. A strip of red pepper can be attached to the potato for a waddle. Set out onto a table with yogurt dip for healthy snacking.
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