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"Gobble Up" Gobbler

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For each Gobbler:

  • 1 red pear
  • 1 white mushroom or marshmallow
  • 1 toothpick (optional)
  • 2 oval carrot chips or slices
  • 5 snow peas
  • 1 square cracker
  • Red bell pepper
  • 2 raisins
  • Thin pretzel sticks
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Butter knife
  • Heavy duty paper plate


  • (PARENTS ONLY) Cut a thin portion from the bottom of the pear so that it sits upright on the plate.
  • For the gobbler's head: remove the stem from a white mushroom and attach it to the top of the pear by sliding it onto the pear's stem. If your pear has no stem, insert a toothpick into the top of the pear and slide the mushroom onto it.
  • For the tail feathers: cut a thin wedge from the middle-back of the pear. Angle the wedge so that the feathers stand upright.
  • Fill the wedge with peanut butter and insert the 5 snow peas. Fan them out to form the Gobbler's tail feathers.
  • For the side feathers: Secure one carrot chip to each side of the gobbler using peanut butter.
  • For the beak: cut a horizontal 1 ½ inch slit in the center of the mushroom. Break off a corner of the square cracker and insert it into the slit, making sure the finished corner faces out.
  • For the waddle: Cut a 2 inch length of red bell pepper. Use a dab of peanut butter to secure it to the beak.
  • For the eyes: Secure two raisins above the beak with peanut butter.
  • For the feet: Place two dabs of peanut butter about 1 ½ inches apart at the bottom of the pear. Insert three 1 inch pretzel pieces into each dab (see image).


  • You can use a marshmallow instead of a mushroom for the head of the gobbler if you wish.


  • Creating this Gobble-Up Gobbler is a great activity for the kids to do on Thanksgiving Day. Set up a table with all the gobbler makings and let the kids have fun!
  • Make sure that you have plenty of carrots, raisins and pretzel sticks for the kids to snack on while they are making their gobbler.
  • Here is another fun Thanksgiving project for you and your kids:

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Posted on: 11/18/2010 10:24 AM

Posted by: Lynne K

City: Juno

Fun and delicious craft!

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Posted on: 3/17/2010 2:08 PM

Posted by: Brian D

City: Louisville

Im a teacher at a local school here and I am going to do this project with my class for Thanksgiving. I practiced it last weekend with my daughter and two of her friends and they had a great time. Made for a tasty snack when they were done too, except for my daughter grew so attached to her turkey she didnt want to eat it.

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