Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Try It Tuesday: Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

The kids and I made these on one of our snow/cold days here in Minnesota.We were getting sick of all the cold and white and just needed some color and something spring like. These are fun and the design combinations are endless.

Supplies Needed per Butterfly

  • 2 circle coffee filters
  • dot markers (or regular markers)
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • spray bottle of water
  • Flatten coffee filters.
  • Using dot markers, fill in at least 50-75 percent of the coffee filters with dots (or draw in with regular markers) - you don't want to fill it all in because you want to allow for it to run so that colors blend.
  • Spray with water, saturating the entire coffee filter.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Take a pipe cleaner and fold it in half. Twist together the bottom inch by the fold. 
  • Pinch together each coffee filter from the top to the bottom so that it creates a pair of wings. Do this with both to create 2 pairs of wings. 
  • Put the wings between the pipe cleaner and twist in to place. 
  • Next turn the pipe cleaners to create antennae.


Jordyn @ Almost Supermom said...

What a fun spring project!!!

Anonymous said...

Those look so adorable. We should do this as an Easter activity when we have all the kiddos around. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda Stevens said...

That looks like so much fun! I will definitely be giving this a try!

Savannah said...

These are so cute! My hubby is always buying coffee filters I'm sure he wouldn't noticed if I snatched a few to make these with my kiddos! Or even made them myself to decorate their Easter baskets!!

Valerie said...

When I taught I always loved using coffee filters to do art projects. They're very inexpensive and have tons of creative possibilities! Cute idea!

mystylespot said...

What an adorable craft idea! bet my nieces would love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

Colorful and definitely in time for spring!

DeDa Studios said...

Very cute project for spring and summer. Isa would really like making these!

Kathy said...

I made these as a little girl. What fun memories. Thanks for sharing!

Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 pack said...

I made these with my girls. I love it. SO cute

Jen said...

I am using this idea for the preschoolers at church this morning (I've done it with the eye dropper and food coloring before, but this looks so less messy!).

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