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. You may need to help younger children wind the pipe cleaner tight.
My daughter was thrilled to have her very own bouquet of coffee filter flowers!
Our second coffee filter craft 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.
These coffee filter butterflies would be super cute on the refrigerator. Just glue a magnet onto the back.
these are cute butterflies, I just made an entry on doily butterflies! I like the clothespin with glitter antennas! I will follow you thru pinterest (catchacreation)
Oh, I can’t wait to check out your butterflies, too!
I’ll be looking for you on pinterest!
Sugar Aunts says
Coffee filter crafts are a favorite of ours! Thanks for joining us at Share It Saturday!
Colleen at Sugar Aunts
Donna DM Yates says
Way, way too cute. Look at the pride on your daughter’s face.
She loves doing crafts — and showing them off! 🙂