Sunday, November 15, 2015

Coffee Filter Turkey

There has been a huge stack of coffee filters in our craft cabinet that cannot be used for coffee anymore so the new purpose will be crafts!

Our first coffee filter craft was to make Turkeys.  My 5 year old enjoyed all the aspects of this craft from coloring the coffee filter to spraying the water to decorating her turkey.

Here's the supplies you'll need:

Coffee filter
Spray bottle filled with water
Brown/Tan construction paper
Orange construction paper
Googly eyes
Craft foam/construction paper
Feathers (optional)
Glue stick

Start off by coloring your coffee filter with different color markers.  The more colors used the more colorful the turkey.

This was my daughters favorite part, spraying water onto the coffee filter.  It's very cool watching the colors swirl together.

Coffee filters dry rather quickly but if you want to speed up the process you can use a hair dryer.  

dried filters

Take your brown or tan construction paper and free hand draw the turkey.  Attach the turkey to the coffee filter.  

Use your googly eyes and yellow foam or construction paper for the nose.  We added some turkey legs by folding orange paper like an accordion.  

My daughter decided to add a few feathers to her turkey too!  


  1. Thanks so much for sharing with the parenting pin it party. This looks really nice. Cheers, Helen

  2. What a great Fall activity! Thanks for sharing it at the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop! :)