Thanksgiving Turkey Treats Even Vegetarians Will Gobble [Tutorial]

Thanksgiving Turkey Treats That Even a Vegetarian Will Gobble

Looking for cute Thanksgiving treat ideas? Make a Thanksgiving turkey candy bar wrapper for a treat that’s so sweet, even a vegetarian would gobble it up!

Thanksgiving Treats

Do you make Thanksgiving treats? Although treats may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving, they are a great way to show others how much you appreciate them! This year I’ve collected a full cornucopia of cute Thanksgiving treat ideas, and I can’t wait to share them all with you over the next couple weeks. First up: an adorable turkey candy bar wrapper!

Thanksgiving Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Thomas Turkey 3D Candy Bar Wrapper. Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

Doesn’t this just make you want to squeal with delight? Here’s how it looks from the back.

Back view - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Back View – Thomas Turkey 3D Candy Bar Wrapper. Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

I was so happy to find this Thomas Turkey candy bar wrapper last week at one of my favorite Etsy shops — Laurie Furnell Designs. With this $3 instant download I got two image sheets — one each for the front and the back — plus printable directions.

Two image sheets - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Includes two image sheets plus printable directions. Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

When fully assembled, this turkey candy bar wrapper holds a regular sized Hershey’s chocolate bar. Even your vegetarian friends will want to gobble down this Thanksgiving turkey treat!

Assembling the Thomas Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper

This Thanksgiving treat is super fast and easy to assemble.

Supplies

  • Printed Thomas Turkey candy bar wrapper image sheets*
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glue dots
  • Foam tape
  • Scissors (paper and ribbon)
  • Scoring/folding tool
  • Small hole punch or paper piercing tool
  • Ribbon
  • Twine or embroidery thread
  • OPTIONAL: Paper crimper, decorative edge scissors

*Laurie Furnell Designs recommends using glossy magazine style paper for this project. However, I found that it also works fine with plain, lightweight cardstock.

Directions

Assemble the Base

1. First, cut out all of the image pieces from the first sheet. (Leave the second sheet alone for now.) You can do this by hand with paper scissors, or upload and cut them out with your Cricut Explore/Air/Air2 using the “print then cut” feature in Design Space.

Cut apart sheet 1 - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Cut apart sheet 1 – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

2. Next, score and fold the main turkey image along the two indicated score lines. When folding, make sure that the colored areas are on the outside.

Score and fold along score lines - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Score and fold along score lines – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

3. Apply double-sided tape to the tab piece.

Tape tab with double-sided tape - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Tape tab with double-sided tape – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

4. Remove the plastic liner from the tape, and then press to seal the side of the turkey candy bar wrapper closed.

Press to seal closed - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Press to seal closed – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

5. Slide the Hershey’s chocolate bar into the wrapper, tucking the loose ends in if necessary.

Slide candy bar into wrapper - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Slide candy bar into wrapper – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

6. If you’d like, crimp the bottom of the turkey candy bar wrapper closed with a paper crimper tool, and/or trim it with decorative edge scissors.

Trim and/or crimp bottom edge - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Trim and/or crimp bottom edge – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

Assemble the Tail

1. Score and then fold sheet 2 along the center fold line. Make sure that the colored parts of the image are on the outside.

Score and fold sheet 2 along center line - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Score and fold sheet 2 along center line – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

2. Add some double-sided tape between the two layers of this sheet, and then press to secure them together.

3. Using your paper scissors, trim around the colored feathers, cutting through both layers of the paper.

Trim around the feathers - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Trim around the feathers – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

4.  Flip the turkey candy bar wrapper base and tail pieces over so that the ‘glue here’ text faces up on both.

Where to attach the tail - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Text shows where to attach the tail – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

5. Cover the white rectangle surrounding this text on the turkey candy bar wrapper base with strips of double-sided tape.

Add double-sided tape strips to the back of the turkey candy bar wrapper
Add double-sided tape to the back of the base – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

6. Remove the plastic liner from the double-sided tape, and then lay the tail piece, white text area down, over the tape. Be sure to align the bottom edges of the white space on both pieces before pressing to seal them together.

Attach tail piece to base - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Attach tail piece to base – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

Add the Dimensional Pieces

1. Apply foam tape to the backs of the feet, beak, and hat brim pieces.

Add foam tape to backs of dimensional pieces - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Add foam tape to backs of dimensional pieces – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

TIP: Don’t place foam tape all the way to the ends of the heels of the feet, as these will dangle over the edge of the turkey candy bar wrapper base when attached.

2. Attach all taped dimensional pieces to the turkey candy bar wrapper base. Take care to match up each taped image to its coordinating area on the base.

Attach dimensional pieces with foam tape - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Attach dimensional pieces with foam tape – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

Finishing Touches

Just a few finishing touches, and then your turkey candy bar wrapper will be ready to share!

1. Using a small hole punch or paper piercing tool, punch a hole through the “Happy Thanksgiving” tag.

Loop twine through the hole on the tag and then under the collar - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Loop twine through t tag and under the collar – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

2. Thread a bit of twine or embroidery thread through the hole in the tag, and then loop it under the turkey’s collar. Tie the ends of the twine in a knot, and then trim and tuck the ends under the collar.

Tuck twine ends under collar - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Tuck twine ends under collar – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

3. Tie a small bow with your ribbon, and then attach it to the center of the turkey’s collar.

Attach ribbon to collar - Turkey Candy Bar Wrapper
Attach ribbon to collar – Images ©️ Laurie Furnell Designs

Ways to Share This Thanksgiving Treat

Each turkey candy bar wrapper goes together so quickly and easily, you could easily make a dozen of them in a sitting as little appreciation gifts for friends or co-workers. These would also be fun for your children or grandchildren to share with their classmates at school. Ooh — and what about placing one at each place at the Thanksgiving dinner table? That would be super cute, don’t you think?

Where to Get This Pattern

The Thomas Turkey 3D Candy Bar Wrapper is available as a direct download from Laurie Furnell Designs at Etsy. Laurie has a lot of other super sweet designs in her shop, too, that you might like, so be sure to poke around while there. I especially love the two darling Thanksgiving pilgrim candy bar wrappers —  once I get them put together, they’ll pair so well with this adorable turkey!

Thomas Turkey and Pilgrim Printables and available through Laurie Furnell Designs
Thomas Turkey and Pilgrim Printables ©️ and available through Laurie Furnell Designs

Share Your Thoughts

So what do you think — is this a project you will try? Would you like to see more projects like this here at Paper Craft Romance? Are there questions about this project that I can answer for you? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

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Article written by Deedee Anderson

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