Toddler Friendly Spring Crafts with Coffee Filters

April 4, 2009

I do both of these crafts together since they use similar supplies. You can use paint instead of food coloring but I prefer food coloring when crafting with toddlers!

Coffee Filter Spring/Easter Eggs

Supplies:

food coloring
water
cups
paint brushes/qtips/eye droppers
coffee filters (cut into the shape of eggs)

Fill cups with 1/4 of water. Add 4 – 6 drops of food coloring. Explore different color combinations!

Have the child(ren) dip brushes/q-tips/eye droppers in the water and generously wet the coffee filters.

Let them dry!

Use these for cards, to glue on construction paper, or to add in baskets!

Coffee Filter Butterflies

Supplies:

food coloring
water
cups
paint brushes/qtips/eye droppers
coffee filters
pipe cleaners or wooden clothes pins

Fill cups with 1/4 of water. Add 4 – 6 drops of food coloring. Explore different color combinations!

Have the child(ren) dip brushes/q-tips/eye droppers in the water and generously wet the coffee filters.

Let them dry!

Pinch the middle of the coffee filters and use a clothes pin or pipe cleaner. Fan out both sides of the filters to spread the “wings”.

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