Kids love science! Kids love crafts! This week we combined the two for a fun turkey craft!
It all started with a bit of candy science….
This Halloween the kids got lots of little packets of Gobstoppers (mini jaw breakers), and since I think they are a choking hazard at the moment, we decided to use them for science. (Check out our dissolving candy experiment to see what else we’ve done with them.)
We’ve had fun with coffee filter science in the past, and it just seemed natural that we try it again, this time with a candy twist!
To start with, I cut the seams on our cone-shaped coffee filters. (You could easily use normal coffee filters; we somehow picked up the wrong box and have just been crafting with them.)
Once they filters were opened up and just one layer, we spread them out on a cookie sheet and placed our Gobstoppers on top. We also added one box of Nerds, just for fun.
Next, the kids took turns spritzing the filters with water from the spray bottle.
We checked the filters periodically to see how the colors were running. The kids had fun rolling the little candies on the wet filters, spreading the colors out some.
We spritzed the filters one more time when they started to dry out, moving the candies to make more colorful dots.
Then we let the coffee filters dry completely.
My youngest noticed right away that our filters looked a bit like the tail of a turkey…and so our turkey craft idea was born!
I cut out simple turkey body shapes, wattles, legs, and beaks for the kids to glue on their turkeys.
They had fun picking out just the right google eyes from our collection.
Such a fun and unique way to display our candy science experiment — a cute turkey craft!