Did you see the Tie Dye Coffee Filter Monster that we made? We love that project so much that he just had to make a Tie Dye Coffee Filter Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving. This process art activity is one of my favorite crafts to make in a classroom or group of children because no two turkeys are alike.
Tie Dye Coffee Filter Turkey Craft:
Creating crafts can be a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and much more. These developmental skills are important, because they will help children be able to hold a pencil, write, and even turn pages in a book.
Crafting is not only fun but also a great way for kids to work on their listening comprehension and following multi-step directions.
Getting Ready To Make A Tie Dye Coffee Filter Turkey Craft:
- Coffee Filters
- Washable Markers
- Wooden Clothespins
- Red and Yellow Craft Foam
- Googly Eyes
- Brown Paint
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Spray Bottle with Water
How To Make A Tie Dye Coffee Filter Turkey Craft:
To begin making this Thanksgiving craft, your children will flatten the coffee filters. They will then use the washable markers to color it.
It’s best to use a variety of patterns and colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, such as red, orange and yellow. Your kids don’t have to color the entire coffee filter completely, because the colors will spread and blend together.
Next, your kids will spray the colored coffee filter with water. They should use just enough water to make the colors blend together.
This can be a little messy so they should spray the coffee filter on a washable work surface such as a plastic tray or place it on a piece of butcher paper. Then, set the coffee filter to the side and let it dry completely.
While the coffee filter is drying, your children will paint all sides of a clothespin with brown craft paint and paintbrush. Then, set it to the side and let it dry completely.
After the paint on the clothespin is dry, your kids will glue on the googly eyes. To save time, (and a little less mess if you are crafting with little ones) use the self-adhesive googly eyes.
Next, your children will cut a triangle beak from yellow craft foam and a squiggly waddle from red craft foam. They will then attach the pieces under the googly eyes using glue.
Finally, your kids will fold dry coffee filters in half and crinkle them slightly. They will then put the coffee filter into top clip of clothespin.
Extend the Learning:
Before making this Thanksgiving process art craft, read some picture books about turkeys to your kids. Here are a few of our favorites:
This Tie Dye Coffee Filter Turkey Craft is a fun, process art activity for kids to do in a classroom or homeschool. Add names names to these cute and colorful to create Thanksgiving place cards for your table.
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