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Gobble, gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is coming up and your kids will love this Tye Dye Coffee Filter Turkey craft. Be sure to check out all of the adorable crafts you can make out of coffee filters on the blog.
Color the coffee filter with WASHABLE markers. Get creative and color different patterns and experiment with different colors. For turkey feathers I like using fall colors such as red, orange, yellow and brown but you can use whatever color you want to. I also have found that if the colors are opposite of each other on the color wheel you run the risk of them blending into a yucky muddy color. To avoid this, don't put purple/yellow, red/green, and blue/orange next to each other.
Once the coffee filter is completely colored, spray the filters with water. The coffee filters will absorb the water and will make the colors bleed together. You want to get the filters just wet enough that the colors will begin to bleed but avoid drenching the filters. I also like to place a piece of plastic like a garbage bag or grocery sack underneath while spraying the filter with water. This will keep the markers bleeding onto the counter.
Allow for the filters to completely dry. If it is a hot day outside, put the filters in the sun to dry faster.
While the coffee filters are drying, download the turkey's body for this craft. Sign up to become a member of Artsy Kids Zone to download. The best part is that memberships are FREE! Not only will you gain access to this project but you will also gain access to all of Artsy Kids Zone downloads.
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Once you download the turkeys, print them on 8.5x11 paper or cardstock. You can choose between B&W or color. Cut out the turkeys.
Fold the coffee filter just shy of being in half. You want the front half to be shorter than the back.
Glue the folded coffee filter down with a glue stick. You don't need to go crazy with glue. Just one strip of glue will do the the trick.
Glue the turkey to the coffee filter.