Thanksgiving Craft: Gourd and Coffee Filter Turkey
This time of year, we always have an abundance of gourds lying around. I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make some gourd and coffee filter turkeys to set on our Thanksgiving table.
For this craft you will need: Gourds that can stand up on their own, four coffee filters, fall colored markers, brown, red and yellow foam, googly eyes, glue, water and a paint brush.
Cut a turkey head shape from the brown foam, a triangle beak from the yellow foam and a "gobble-gobble" from the red foam. Now, you are ready to put the turkey's head together.
Have the kids color each coffee filter with a different colored marker.
When the coloring is done, have the kids paint over the coffee filter with water.
The water makes the marker "bleed" all over the coffee filter. The look is perfect for feathers on a gourd turkey ;-)!
Lindsay Eidahl is a mother of two and has been married to the best husband for the past 12 years! She has worked with children in some capacity for the past 20 years. After she had children she has been at home with them and watching other children part time. Lindsay loves being creative in all aspects of her life, and feels that creating with kids is both rewarding and fun. She loves DIY projects and upcycling/recycling things that would otherwise have been discarded. A great yard sale is her weakness and a budget friendly lifestyle is her passion! Lindsay wants to inspire other people to find creativity in their days, and has started blogging her creative and frugal ideas at www.mycreativedays.com.
What projects do you like to make out of gourds?
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