Time to use that science experiment with the coffee filters we did last week for a craft!
Our first coffee filter craft was a flower.
The flowers are super easy! We chose to use some fancy scissors with a scalloped edge to trim the top of each coffee filter. You could totally skip that step if you want to.
Then, all you do is open up the coffee filter, pinch the bottom part and wrap a green pipe cleaner tightly around the bottom.
(I had to help my youngest to make sure the pipe cleaner was good and tight.)
My daughter was thrilled to have her very own bouquet!
Our second craft out of coffee filters was a butterfly.
First we folded the coffee filter accordion style.
Then we cut along the seems and opened it up to make the wings. (Our filters were cone-shapped. For regular filters just fold the filter in half and cut a triangular wedge from each side to form wings.)
We glued a clothes pin onto the “wings” to make a body. Then we added google eyes and hot glued sparkly pipe cleaner for antennae.
They both have been having fun flying their creations around.
I think they would be super cute on the refrigerator, too! You just need to glue a magnet onto the back.
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