Turkey Lollipops – Thanksgiving Friends

I found this idea on Pinterest. Soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to make them!!  I had everything already here at home. Made 18 of these little guys for my daughter to take to school before they let out for Thanksgiving Break.

Lollipops – Tootsie roll ones work the best.  (Gotta love left over Halloween Candy to dig through. )

Burlap – I cut mine approx 3-4 inch square

White ribbon

Cover the lollipop with a piece of burlap and tie off with a bow.  I tied into a knot first then did the bow.

I stacked 4 colors of construction paper together. Red/Orange/Yellow/Green and just randomly cut out feathers. About 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches tall.

I then cut out gobblers (?) – is that what those red things are called?

Orange triangles for the beak

Hot glued on some googly eyes. I think they look cute close together. Gives our turkey friend some personality. And higher up the head too 🙂

Then I put a larger hot glue spot where I want the beak. So I could stick both the red gobbler and the beak on together. It was easy to put them on using a lightly damp finger. When my finger was lightly dampened I could just lift each of the pieces and stick it on the face with out too much trouble.

All the feathers I preglued in a fan shape. I tried putting a big glob of glue on the back and adding the feathers and it didn’t work as well. So I went ahead and made all the sets of feathers glued together ahead of time.  Then once they were in a s – I could  put a strip of hot glue along the bottom edge and stuck it on the back of the Turkey friend.




5 Responses to Turkey Lollipops – Thanksgiving Friends
  1. Laura@ComeTogetherKids
    November 22, 2011 | 12:21 am

    Oh my goodness! I love those! So cute (and so much easier than the cookie ones I’ve been seeing). I’m totally pinning these and I’m going to do my best to make some before Thursday!

  2. Marissa
    November 22, 2011 | 1:54 am

    these are so adorable I’ve got everything on hand I may have to take some to the inlaws I’d love for you to add this to my link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-i-wore-wednesdays-1.html

  3. Happy Home Fairy
    November 22, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    These make me soooo happy!! Thank you for sharing! It’s pinned!!! 🙂

  4. Jessica
    November 22, 2013 | 5:50 pm

    I have everything to make these cute suckers for Thanksgiving but I smelt the burlap and it smells and I’m worried that the suckers with taste/smell weird to my guest. I have been keeping outside to try to air out but I wanted to make them now so I have one less thing to do when it gets closer. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  5. Theresa Drinnon
    September 15, 2015 | 8:59 am

    I think these would be so cute tied around napkins for each place setting.

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