This Watercolor Coffee Filter Snowflakes craft is a super fun to make aaaand…super EASY craft idea!
I made this craft with both of my kids the other day and sort of thought of it on a whim. Long day, bored kids, coffee filters! Right? Who would think that something almost everyone has in their homes makes such an awesome craft idea? Well, coffee filters got me thinking…and since they’re so thin and absorbent I thought that painting them would be a brilliant idea!
Kids love painting and this craft requires watercolors! In fact, when you use different watercolors they spread quickly mixing together creating the most beautiful snowflake- almost like a tie-dye!
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Watch this quick video tutorial:
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–Coffee filters (large)
-Cup of water
Use the watercolors to paint over the coffee filter on both sides, making sure the watery paint saturates the filter (don’t add too much water or over soak it). Fold the coffee filter in half, then in half again. Use scissors to cut small ovals, triangles and slits at the side that is NOT the folding side. Unfold and let dry.
They looks great if you tape them to the windows in kids room or even better…make a garland out of them!
What is my child learning?
-Fine/small motor skills (folding, using the scissors and paint brush with little fingers strengthens this skill)
-Hand-eye coordination (especially if doing this craft with toddlers, painting the snowflake helps improve hand-eye coordination)
-Creativity (letting your child choose his/her own colors and making their own snowflake design allows your child to develop their own level of creativity and imagination as well as further develop their brains and build new nerve connections.
-Focus (crafts are always great activities to improve focus and concentration, all very important skills to work on in children)
Will you make these beautiful watercolor coffee filter snowflakes?