Snacks & Treats

Thanksgiving Veggie Cups

Oct 7, 2015

Are you looking for a clever way to sneak a few extra veggies into your kids this Thanksgiving? Look no further!

These adorable turkey veggie cups are fun to make (kids can even make their own) and you can fill them with whatever veggies your kids like. They'll be gobbled right up!  

You Will Need:

  • coloured cardstock—a variety of colours of your choice, plus orange and red
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • large circle paper punch or scissors
  • glue dots
  • plastic cups with base
  • bell peppers (or whatever colourful veggies your kids like), cut into strips
  • ranch dressing

Red, green, yellow and orange bell peppers with ranch dressing.


1. Using your hole punch or scissors, cut a large circle out of a piece of coloured cardstock. Using your scissors, cut 2 legs and 1 triangle nose out of orange cardstock and a red gobble thingy out of red cardstock. Repeat for the number of cups you are making.

Paper pieces to make a turkey: a body, legs, a gobble thingy, plus googly eyes.

2. Use glue dots to glue the legs onto the plastic cup. Add the body and the facial features. Repeat for all cups.

A paper turkey glued onto an empty plastic cup.

3. Fill the bottom of the plastic cup with ranch dressing.

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4. Fill the cup with strips of coloured bell peppers. If your kids don’t like bell peppers, there are lots of other veggies that work well too—try carrots, cucumber or celery. 

Two finished turkey veggie cups.

These adorable turkey veggie cups are a fun craft to make with kids. Plus, they give kids another serving of veggies! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.

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