Simple Thanksgiving Treats
My third son loves to take treats and favors to his classmates for all of the holidays still, which I love because he’s a fifth grader, and I know it won’t last too much longer. I made these simple Thanksgiving treats for his class in just a few minutes for just a few dollars!
These guys were so crazy easy to make!
Turkey Image from the Cricut Design Space Store
Card Stock and Printer
Gum Ball Machine Capsules
Sixlets or Other Small Candies/Treats
Begin by searching “Turkey” in the Cricut Design Space. Insert the image, and make each layer a print layer. Then, select all the layers on the page, and flatten it. This will turn a cut file into a print then cut file. Send it to the Cricut. I used the smaller size gum ball machine capsules, so the turkey’s belly is 1.125″ (I literally added a circle that was 1.125″ over the belly, then I enlarged the turkey until the belly was slightly larger than the circle. Then, I deleted the circle)
Send the file to the printer, I was able to get 4 turkeys on each page. *I have to use Firefox instead of Safari, as the print quality is lighter in Safari, and it will not register with the Cricut* Once the turkeys were all printed, I put them in the Cricut to cut. The turkeys look a little “blurry” when they are printed, this is a bleed so there is color to the edges once it’s cut.
While the Cricut cut the turkeys, my son and I filled the gum ball machine capsules with Sixlets. The Dollar Tree sells packages of Sixlets.
Once the turkeys were all cut, I put a glue dot on the bottom of the capsules, and stuck it to the turkey’s belly! So simple!! And they are affordable!
We are going to make a slightly larger turkey for my son’s teacher and add an EOS lip balm to it too.