This Thanksgiving turkey suncatcher craft is an easy 20 to 30 minute activity you can do with toddlers and preschoolers. You only need a few supplies to get started, most of which you probably have on hand. When you’re finished, tape the dried suncatchers to your windows and enjoy the colors.
- Round/Basket Paper Coffee Filters
- Washable Markers
- Protected surface for working on with markers and water
- Spray Bottle Filled with Water
- Construction Paper
- School Glue
How to Make the Turkey Suncatcher
Have your kids color round paper coffee filters with washable markers. The white bleached coffee filters show the colors better than the unbleached ones. More colors on the coffee filters creates a more colorful suncatcher.
My 5 year old and 3 year old sons were both able to color the round coffee filters. My almost two year old daughter didn’t understand that we were coloring the filters, but she had fun coloring herself! I set up her up at her high chair with the craft while I helped the bigger kids.
Place the colored coffee filters on a cookie tray, and gently spray them with water. Both of my sons sprayed water on the colored filters (good fine motor skill activity!). I put the pans by our oil furnace until they dried which took about a day. The filters were very wet.
For the Turkey’s body, cut a figure 8 shape from yellow or brown construction paper and glue to the coffee filter. Have the kids make the eyes, beak and feet. Some kids may want to use markers; others may want to cut shapes from construction paper to glue on. Both are opportunities for practicing fine motor skills.
Find More Thanksgiving Crafts on my Thanksgiving Kid Crafts Pinterest Board.