Kids have been cutting out paper snowflakes for years. Intricate designs can be hard for kids to cut out of folded paper. Coffee filters are so much thinner, they make it easier to cut out those designs. This colorful snowflake craft combines 2 classic crafts: coffee filter suncatchers and snowflakes.
Coffee filter suncatchers are so easy to make. And this snowflake twist is perfect for winter.
Tie-Dyed Snowflake Craft
Flatten the coffee filters and decorate them with the washable markers. Your child may want to just use a couple colors to add splashes of color to their finished snowflake, or they may choose to cover the entire surface for a more vibrant coffee filter suncatcher.
Once the filters are colored, spread them out on paper towels. Then use the spray bottle to generously spray each one. The paper towels will help contain the mess. (My son loves using his squirt gun sprayer from this Qixels set.)
The water will cause the colors to spread and blend together. This was one of my son’s favorite parts of this craft.
After spraying them, let the coffee filters dry completely. Once they are dry, fold the coffee filters in half. Then fold them in half again, and one more time. Use scissors to cut out your snowflakes.
I love how the coffee filter suncatcher my daughter colored in a rainbow pattern turned out. It reminds me of a classic tie-dye shirt.
This tie-dyed snowflake craft looks beautiful hanging in our sunny kitchen window.
More Snowflake Crafts:
- Relief Painting Snowflakes
- Sparkly Craft Stick Snowflakes
- Recycled Cardboard and Yarn Snowflakes from Creative Jewish Mom
- Cinnamon Sugar Snowflakes from Happy Hooligans