Fancy Filter Turkeys

Fancy Filter Turkeys craft

Involve your kids in Thanksgiving meal preparations. These crafty birds add gob(bler)s of color to any holiday table!

  • 1.

    To make the bodies of your turkeys, draw fall-colored leaves with Crayola® Crayons on several coffee filters. Start at the inside of the filter and move to the outside edges. With Crayola Washable Markers, draw lines throughout the filter. For turkey gobblers (the official name is wattles), color another coffee filter with red crayon and washable markers.

  • 2.

    Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Spritz the filters with water so the washable marker colors blend together. Dry.

  • 3.

    Bunch filters together to form turkey bodies, heads, long necks, and gobblers. Add small tip of orange for beaks and dots of black for eyes. Use Crayola School Glue to hold all the parts together. Dry.

  • 4.

    Using Crayola Scissors, cut thin strips into the edges to create feathery coffee filters.

  • 5.

    Cut cardboard tubes into napkin rings. Paint the rings with Crayola Washable Kid's Paint and Paint Brushes. Dry.

  • 6.

    Glue your turkeys to the napkin rings. Dry. Fill with Hallmark holiday napkins. Now you're ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, Canada, or wherever you are!