Monday, November 3, 2008

Turkey Art

My son had a friend over today and we decided to make Turkeys out of coffee filters. This project has been around for a while, but it always a fun one!
Here is what you need:
coffee filters
paper towels
water-based markers (such as Crayola)
a squirt bottle with water
glue stick
scrap paper in brown, red and yellow

Color the coffee filters in any way you like. Use lots of colors or just a few. I like to use at least two filters layered together. The color soaks through and you have two turkeys with just coloring one.
After the coloring is done, spray the coffee filter with the squirt bottle, holding the filter over the sink. Hold it vertical and turn it around when you are done spraying. This will allow the colors to blend and run to make a neat design.
Let it dry on a paper towel.
When you are done, cut a turkey shape (rectangle w/ a circle on top) and add parts as shown.

The kids loved seeing the colors run together. My son was so delighted, he wanted to play with them afterwards! I'm going to string mine together and hang them in a window. We made bats during Halloween.

What things have you made out of coffee filters?


Kritta22 said...

So stinkin cute!! I found you over at Little of this and that! You are on my blogroll! I love your site!!
I have made snowflakes out of coffee filters..lame I know.

sandy said...

I love these! I am going to do these with my girls. Thanks:)

Cami said...

very fun!