When it comes to simple winter crafts for kids, cut out paper snowflakes are always popular.
But 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 beautiful designs.
This colorful coffee filter snowflake suncatcher craft combines 2 classic crafts: coffee filter suncatchers and cut snowflakes.
Coffee filter suncatchers are so easy to make. And this snowflake twist is perfect for winter.
If you like this colorful idea, you will also want to check out our relief painting snowflakes.
Coffee Filter Snowflake Suncatcher Craft
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- Coffee Filters
- Washable Markers
- Spray Bottle
- Paper Towels
To begin, 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 quickly 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.
These tie-dyed coffee filter snowflake suncatchers look beautiful hanging in our sunny kitchen window.
More Kids Snowflake Crafts:
- Sparkly Craft Stick Snowflakes
- Recycled Cardboard and Yarn Snowflakes from Creative Jewish Mom
- Cinnamon Sugar Snowflakes from Happy Hooligans
Jennifer Bly says
This is so cute and such an easy activity to do with the kiddos!
I love making snowflakes from coffee filters… they’re so much easier to cut than paper.
Thanks for sharing.
They really are easier to cut. Wish we had known that when I was a kid!
Shirley Wood says
Such a fun craft for winter. Love these! Stopping by from Little Bit of Everything.
So wonderful to see a simple creative kid made craft, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
Thank you for hosting! 🙂
I’ve seen coffee filter crafts but this one is gorgeous! You are super creative! LLovvve the squirt gun method your family used!
Thank you. 🙂