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Filters fit over the front of your lens to provide control of colour or special effects.
They might do something simple like reduce light or glare.  They can be used to add or remove colour.  They can be used for weird effects like creating kaleidoscopic images.

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If you have any of these filters, then practice with them.   What do you need to do to achieve the strongest effect with a given filter?
If you don't have any of these filters then try these:
1) Stretch stockings or tights over the lens
2) Stretch cling film over the lens
3) With the cling film, make a hole in the middle of the lens
4) Use a coloured, see through sweet wrapper or similar over the lens
Find out what size filters your lens requires.  Have a look online and see how much different filters might cost.