5 Kid-Friendly, Healthy Food Crafts for Thanksgiving

Try these fresh and fun kid-friendly food crafts.

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Keep little hands busy during your next holiday gathering with these food-based crafts.

Candy Necklaces (pictured at top)

Turn candy into wearable art — it’s a lot better for your teeth.

Fill glass bottles with grains and spices for a colorful arrangement.

Photo by: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Trifled Nuts

Use nuts and dried fruit to create an autumnal tablescape. Hand out little bags for guests to make take-home goodies.

©Annabelle Breakey

Annabelle Breakey

Veggie Turkey

Turn a pile of fresh veggies into a colorful Thanksgiving centerpiece like this turkey. When finished, use the veggies to make a salad, batch of soup or tray of roasted vegetables.



A Popcorn wreath hung with a red ribbon on a black door

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Burcu Avsar Prop Stylist: Anna Beckman

Popcorn Wreath

String this whole grain onto strands of thread to create fun and whimsical door decor.

Giada De Laurentiis' Thanksgiving Turkeys for Thanksgiving Sides as seen on Food Network's Giada at Home

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Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

DIY Dessert

Not every craft needs to be made of fruits and veggies. Let each guest at the kids' table assemble his or her own portion-controlled dessert with Giada’s Thanksgiving Turkeys recipe.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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