Do you remember back when you were in elementary school making paper snowflakes as your craft? Did you know that you can make them with coffee filters? This Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft is so much fun for the kiddos to make!
The material of the coffee filters makes a great medium to apply color too. I like to stick to tones in the blue family but you can let your child decide what color snowflakes they would like. You can let your child draw whatever kind of pictures they would like before you turn them into snowflakes.
This Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft turns into a small science experiment when they learn how water gets absorbed into the paper. They will watch the colors blend as the water slowly travels up the coffee filter. When we are done and have a few snowflakes made I allow them to dry and use them as decorations in our house for winter. My favorite spot to use them is on the windows with just a small piece of double-sided tape and they look like magical snowflakes falling.
I buy a big box of 200 coffee filters, this way whenever the kids want to make these we can! It is under $3 for 200 of them normally. 🙂
Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft
Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft Supplies
- Coffee filters
- Washable markers
- Paper towels
Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft Directions
- Let your child color the paper filters anyway they would like to, I like to give them blue and purple markers to keep them around the same color tones.
- Fill the cup with a quarter inch of water.
- Fold your paper filter in half then in half again and once more in half. This way you end up with a triangle.
- Dip the bottom tip of the triangle into the water and watch the water make its way up to the top of the coffee filter and blend the colors together.Remove the coffee filter from the water and place it on to some paper towels to dry. Repeat this with all of your coffee filters.
- Once the coffee filters are dry make small cuts along the edges of the coffee filters in different shapes to create a snowflake.
- Unfold the coffee filter and enjoy your snowflakes.
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