Use coffee filter paper to make coffee filter butterflies. My kids love butterfly crafts because of all the pretty colors. Little do they know that I am working on my toddlers pincer grip and fine motor skills in this fun craft for kids too!
Materials Needed: Coffee filter paper (We used Coffee Filter Bags), pipe cleaners, washable markers, food coloring and water, and a water spray.
First I opened up our coffee filter bags to make more of a butterfly shape. My son is 3 years old here.
You can choose whether you want to use markers or whether you would prefer to use water mixed with food coloring. I’d try it both ways so that your child can see the different possibilities for the coffee filter butterfly craft
First D experimented with the food coloring. (I added some food coloring to water inside an ice cube tray to create a rainbow of colors.)
He learned how to squeeze the dropper and to stop squeezing to fill the dropper with the color. He then squeezed again to drop the color onto the coffee filter bag.
Look at how the color spreads.
Here is mine.
Then we took a marker and colored on a coffee filter bag.
Can you see how much fun he was having? 🙂 My sweet son! My heart melts when I see him enjoy our activities together.
Then we colored a coffee filter bag using washable marker…
Then sprayed it with water. D LOVED the spraying part. I need to look for more water spraying activities since he seems to really enjoy it.
When dry, add pipe cleaners.
You could add a clothespin instead of the pipcleaner. Then it would be a coffee filter butterfly clothespin craft! I have seen some people create beautiful wreaths too!
You can then create a coffee filter.
Check out more butterfly activities here
We just did something similar with just markers for the base of our ornaments for The Crafty Crow Swap based on something I found on DTLK. My son keeps asking to spray water again too. I look forward to seeing your ideas. It's warm where you are right? Could he go out and spray the fence or bricks?
This is so neat – Deen was clearly enjoying himself, and the butterflies turned out very prettily.
We used to do all these fun things too. I loved it when the children were young, and we did so many crafts together.
So pretty! My kids will love making these! Thanks for sharing.
Stopping by from SITS, BTW
Oh my gosh, that picture of him with his arms up is absolutely adorable! What a sweetheart. 🙂 The butterflies are beautiful!
Love, love, love that last pic of Deen! He is soo cute!