Coffee Filter Turkeys: Time to plan a November Thanksgiving Project. I started making these Tie-Dye turkeys 20 years ago (gasp!) I’ve been playing with all the different ways you can dye coffee filters and have even made peacocks.
Did you see the fabulous fruit turkey my friend Charlene made? That turkey is out of fruit, but this coffee filter turkey is a colorful craft! This makes a great preschool turkey craft!
Coffee Filter Turkey Craft
You Will Need:
How To Make Your Turkey:
Color your coffee filter. You can color it in blotches, stripes, or patterns. You only need to color half of it because all of the colors will blend together. See a variety of different ways to color coffee filters and their final outcome.
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 coffee 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 turkey body is the shape of a bowling pin and about the size of your hand. For the classroom, I made a cardboard turkey body template for the kids to trace. For my own children, I hand drew the outline of the turkey body.
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 Turkey!
Coffee Filter Turkeys….they make great Thanksgiving decorations and sun catchers too!