Set Up a Thanksgiving Snack Mix Station for Kids

Save kids from hunger and boredom while waiting on Thanksgiving dinner by setting up a fun snack-mix station where they can help themselves to a custom sweet-and-salty creation topped by their own artwork.

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Create Your Own Snack-Mix Station

Keep the smallest holiday guests occupied while you finish Thanksgiving dinner with a snack station where they can concoct their own sweet-and-salty mix.

Free Printable Sign

Download and print this handy sign then pop it into a standard 5x7 photo frame to display at your station along with a stack of pint-sized to-go containers and lids.

Turkey Time

Set up a nearby area where the kids can decorate the lids using our thumbprint turkey tutorial. Be sure they add their name so they'll know which container is theirs.

Sweets & Treats

Fill small bowls with candy, pretzels, popcorn and any other items that would be yummy in the mix. Use a tiered tray for pretty presentation and to make it easier for several kids to fill their favor cups at once. Tip: Try to stick with treats that come in fall colors.

Scoop It Up

Fill the bowls with mini wooden scoops which are the perfect size for adding small candy and treats to the container and helping to control portion sizes.

Here Comes the Fun

Allow the kids (and any hungry adults) to scoop their favorites into the pint-sized container.

Shake It, Baby

Once the painted lids have fully dried, just add the lid and shake the container so the sweet and salty treats mix together.

Enjoy!

Kids can munch on their custom mix during the Thanksgiving festivities or take their container home as a party favor.

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