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DIY Eco-Chic Coffee Filter Turkeys for Thanksgiving
After Halloween I had a stash of leftover lollipops that I didn't want to waste, but knew I'd never eat. With Thanksgiving on the horizon I decided a holiday craft was in order! After a few glasses of wine and some brainstorming with a creative friend...Gobble Pops were born! Here is the how-to for a cute, kid-friendly, eco-chic craft that uses simple recycled materials and random supplies from around the house.

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  • How to make a model or sculpture. Gobble Pops - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Gobble Pops - Step 2
    Step 2

    Color your coffee filters using dots or markers. Try spots, swirls or stripes for different effects.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Gobble Pops - Step 3
    Step 3

    Spritz coffee filters with water or dab with a clean sponge until saturated and colors are blending together. (You may want to do this on a cookie sheet or plastic table cloth.) Let dry. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the process.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Gobble Pops - Step 4
    Step 4

    While coffee filters are drying, trace small hand shapes on paper bags or circles on cardboard and cut out. Snip small orange triangles and little red ovals for turkey beaks and waddles.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Gobble Pops - Step 5
    Step 5

    Assemble turkeys and/or faces using glue stick and pen or google eyes.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Gobble Pops - Step 6
    Step 6

    Assemble your turkeys! Poke a hole in the center of a dry coffee filter and push the lollipop stick through the hole. Gather the coffee filter up around the lollipop base, bunching up the paper to look like tail feathers.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Gobble Pops - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add your turkey to the front by gathering the bottom of the turkey and the coffee filter together...then securing to the lollipop stick with a pipe cleaner, string or twist tie. Fluff it out to your liking. If you are using just a round face, secure the coffee filter first, adjust the ruffles, then glue the face to the front. If your coffee filter is flopping away from the lollipop, add a dab of glue to the front and back of the lollipop wrapper, then press and hold until it stays put.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Gobble Pops - Step 8
    Step 8

    VOILA! A flock of turkeys for Thanksgiving!!

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Gobble Pops - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take it one step further and style your turkeys with easy napkin fan folds for a gorgeous holiday table.

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