Coffee Filter Turkeys

If you saw my post about coffee filter butterflies, you already know how to do most of this craft. And if you haven’t, you should really go check it out! These would be super simple to do together 😊

I used:

Coffee filters
Clothes pins
Googly eyes
Red and yellow paper
Hot glue gun
White glue
Water soluble markers
Water in a spray bottle
Brown acrylic paint

Before I started on the turkey, I needed to make sure its body was the color I wanted. I almost left the natural wood color of the clothes pin, but decided to paint it brown. This took 2 coats with the acrylic paint, but dried pretty quickly.  Make sure when you do this step, you can open the clothes pin!

Each turkey uses one coffee filter. I used some fall colored markers and drew streaks on the coffee filter so it would (hopefully) resemble feathers when the colors spread. After I had the color where I wanted it to be, I lightly sprayed the coffee filter with water just enough to make the colors bleed together. Once that looked how I wanted it to, I set it aside to dry.

While my coffee filter was drying, and now that my clothes pin was painted (and dry), I set up the turkey face. I cut a small triangle out of the yellow paper to make the nose. To make the wattle, I used red paper and kind of made up the shape I thought looked appropriate. I glued both of these together and then on the clothes pin just below the eyes, like in this picture.

Once the coffee filter was dry, I folded it a little less than half so it would create layers for the feathers. In the middle of the feathers I gathered about an inch of the coffee filter feathers and centered the clothes pin on the filter to make the body. Now you have a super cute turkey craft to make with your kids this fall! You even can add a magnet or hair pins to the back to spice up this fall craft. 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures of any crafts, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea!

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