These coffee filter butterflies are such a fun butterfly craft!
Materials Needed: Coffee Filter Bags, pipe cleaners, droppers, ice cube tray, food coloring, and water.
I could not find coffee filters so I used coffee filter bags and loved its natural butterfly shape. (I just cut the edges off.)
To get the colors on each side of the butterfly to be equal you can fold your coffee filter bag in half and then drop some food coloring on it. (Make sure to drop enough food colored water so that it seeps through the sheet.)
You can also use markers and color the butterfly. You can then spray it with water to get the colors to mix.
A’s favorite part was using the spray bottle.
D saturated his paper with a lot of colors and made many butterflies. We have done this activity so many times… here is a picture when my son was 2.. it’s perfect for this age group.
Wait for the butterflies to dry then add your pipe cleaners.
The end result is beautiful!
Here are some other butterfly themed activities that we have done:
Butterflies in our Bugs Sensory Bin