Turkey Art for Little Turkeys

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’s 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
Coloring coffee filters for fun kids craft
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.
Spraying the coffee filters for turkey crafts
When you are done, cut a turkey shape (rectangle w/ a circle on top) and add parts as shown. That easy!
Coffee filter turkey crafts
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?

What do you think?



  1. 3

    How cute! We made autumn leaves out of coffee filters using just autumn colors and hung them in the windows. Coffee filters are always fun. πŸ™‚

  2. 4

    Those are darling! I can’t wait to makes these with my son.

  3. 5

    That’s a fun idea. I’ve never seen those before. I’m not sure that my kids would totally get it yet, but we might try anyway.