This past weekend we made Thanksgiving cards with coffee filters, watercolor paints, and paper! I love using coffee filters for art because they are cheap and accessible! We had quite an assembly line going and created over 20 or so cards!!! WOW! C enjoyed making these turkey cards quite a bit! We were inspired by Dilly Dali Art and their Spin Art Turkeys! They made Turkey Table Toppers. Here is one of our finished cards.
First we painted coffee filters with watercolor paints. Make sure to have newspaper underneath because they will soak through.
When the coffee filters are dry, cut them all in half like this.
Then glue the half of the coffee filter on a folded card or any paper if you don't want it to be a card.
Tear a piece of brown tissue paper (or construction paper) for the head. We used two paper punch holes for the eyes and added black dots. You could use googly eyes too.
Now add a red piece of tissue paper for the wattle and a yellow triangle (and nostril holes) for the beak.
Finally, add lines for feathers and crumple brown tissue paper for the wings. You could use real feathers too. We drew the legs on and added grass for a background. Simple and sweet! Very cute!
They are adorable! Aren't they? Don't you wish that you were receiving one?
This post is linked to: It's Playtime, Tip Toe Thru Tuesday, Thanksgiving Link-up