Coffee Filter Tie-Dye Turkeys: Time to plan a November Project. I started making these Tie-Dye turkeys 20 years ago (gasp!) Did you see the fabulous fruit turkey my friend Charlene made? That turkey is out of fruit, but this turkey is a colorful craft! Enlist the teenagers to follow this tutorial and help the kids make them this Thanksgiving.
Coffee Filter Tie-Dye Turkeys – Color your coffee filter. You can color it in blotches, stripes, or just color half of it. All of the colors will blend together.
Lay out your newspaper and put on your gloves.
Fold your filter in half and half again, until it looks like a piece of pie.
Parent / Teacher supervision for this part: Turn on your water faucet. Just the tip of the filter needs to get wet. The water will absorb through the end.
Let the filters air dry while the kids get busy making the turkey body.
Our body is the shape of a bowling pin and about the size of your hand. For the classroom, I made a cardboard template for the kids to trace. For my own children, I just hand drew the outline.
Add a little triangle orange beak, a red squiggly waddle, punch out two black circles for the eyes, and use scraps to make some feet. Now glue the dried coffee filter to the back of the body, now you have your own Coffee Filter Tie-Dye Turkey!
Coffee Filter Tie-Dye Turkeys….they make great Thanksgiving decorations and sun catchers too!
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