Cornucopia of Creativity: Turkey Veggie Tray

It’s day two of the Cornucopia of Creativity and I couldn’t wait to share this turkey veggie tray that we had last year for Thanksgiving! A very fun twist on the traditional crudites!


- Lots of veggies (head of cabbage, small yellow squash, cauliflower, cucumber, celery, carrots, orange & red bell pepper, black olives, radishes, & cherry tomatoes)

– ranch dip

lots of toothpicks


Place a head of cabbage on a large platter and attach a small yellow squash (with the smallest end down) using toothpicks.

Coat the cabbage in ranch dip & cover top portion with cut cauliflower (use toothpicks when necessary). Then, using a toothpick for each piece, place carrots, celery, and cucumber sticks into the head of cabbage in a fan shape (for feathers). Cut two orange bell pepper segments into bird-shaped feet.For the turkey face, cut the end off two black olives and use a toothpick to stick in as eyes. Cut two triangle shapes out of the orange bell pepper for the beak, and cut a long, thin segment from a red bell pepper for the “snood/wattle”. Use radishes & cherry tomatoes to fill in around the platter.

It’s a great way to add in some fun to the Thanksgiving spread! Don’t you just want to gobble him up?! ;) Turkey Veggie TrayDo you make any fun foods for Thanksgiving?

Linked to: *Sundae Scoop, *Made by You Monday, *Tip Me Tuesday, *Today’s Creative, *I’m Loving’ It, *Tatertots & Jello, *Show & Share, *Thanksgiving Traditions

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  1. I love this!! This will surely make an appearance at one of our November play dates!

  2. Oh my gosh, that is SO clever! Wow! What a great addition to a Thanksgiving table! You did a fantastic job…almost too cute to eat. :) Would you share it here?

  3. What fun, cute idea! My little one might actually eat his veggies if they looked like this! I’d love it if you added this to our Harvest Party!

  4. This is adorable! I’m sure my little guys would gobble up their veggies if I display them like that! Just pinned it, and I’m your newest follower. Saw you on TT&J’s Wrap Up Party.

    Have a great weekend!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

  5. This is GORGEOUS – LOVE it! And your blog is beautiful & so well layed out – love it! I would love for you to come link it up at TGIF LInky Party –
    I am also your newest follower. I’d love for you to follow me back, if you want =-)

  6. This is such a great idea! I would love it if you would link up to my blog hop.

  7. This is the cutest/most hilarious thing I have ever seen. I definitely want to make this for Thanksgiving this year!

  8. hahahaha…that turkey has so much character! GOBBLE GOBBLE!!

  9. Such a fun link up . I wish I had something to offer, but instead I will check out the link ups and get some fun ideas.

  10. Funny! And very creative!

  11. We made this to share before our Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone thought it was great!

    I mentioned you on the post with our turkey tray pictures:

  12. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that this project was not only featured on Fun Family Crafts in November, but made it to the TOP 5! Congratulations on such a popular post! If you would like a Top 5 button to display on your blog, you can grab it from the Top 5 post here Thanks for a great project!

  13. I am so doing this for my kindergartner’s Harvest party at school! A great way to interest 5 year olds into eating veggies it starts out looking cool then they get to be part of destroying it! LOL I am so excited I can’t wait!

  14. This was soooo fun to make!! I love it and have already gotten compliments left and right…Very time consuming but very worth it..Thank you!

  15. OMG this is too cute!


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