Need a quick and fun craft project? Try one of these unique coffee filter crafts for kids.
I’d be hard pressed to get through a year without making some sort of coffee filter craft with kids. Why? So many reasons!
First coffee filters are inexpensive and can be found easily. This makes them a prime candidate for adding to my craft stash.
The texture of coffee filters also make them a neat canvas for experimenting with absorption, allowing us to add a bit of science into our art time.
They are also incredibly versatile. Kids love trying different paints, markers, and dyes and seeing how they turn out when added to coffee filters.
So now that you understand my love of coffee filter crafts, let’s dive into these creative ideas so you can try a new coffee filter craft soon.
QUICK NOTE ABOUT CRAFTING WITH KIDS
In my opinion crafting does have a place in early childhood. However, it’s important to remember that many of the craft examples we see online are made by adults. When you try them with kids, be sure to follow the child’s lead. This is where crafting and creativity merge.
Some kids will want to make something that looks very much like the example. Great!
Others won’t. And that’s perfectly acceptable too! Give them the freedom to add different details and change the project up to meet their own vision. They’ll be more proud of their work if it’s their own, and you’ll avoid unnecessary power struggles that can often come about when adults try to “help” kids make their craft just so.
Unique Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids
These super easy Water Painting Coffee Filter Crafts from creatingreallyawesomefunthings.com are a great example of how coffee filter crafts can be done by kids of all ages.
This Coffee Filter Watercolor Art project from 100directions.com is perfect for anytime. Try it at the art center in school, or set it up as an art invitation at home.
These Coffee Filter Scented Flowers from simplydesigning.porch.com are gorgeous and super simple to make.
These multi-colored Coffee Filter Roses from kidsactivitiesblog.com make a beautiful bouquet gift.
Do a Dot markers add a fun twist to the Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft from firefliesandmudpies.com.
Turn a coffee filter into an adorable ladybug in this Coffee Filter Ladybug Craft For Kids from nontoygifts.com.
On Earth Day make your own Coffee Filter Planet Earth Craft from aboutamom.com.
Bring on summer with this vibrant Coffee Filter Sun Art from iheartcraftythings.com.
Make gorgeous sea life silhouettes in this Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher Craft from alittlepinchofperfect.com.
Celebrate the arrival of fall with this easy Sunflower Suncatcher Craft from fantasticfunandlearning.com.
Older kids who are ready for a bit more cutting practice will have fun making these Coffee Filter Sunflowers from craftsbyamanda.com.
Decorate tables for school events or add a spring touch to the home or classroom with this delightful Coffee Filter Peonies Flowers from thecraftedsparrow.com.
Make these Coffee Filter Poppies from happyhooligans.ca to celebrate Rememberance Day or Veterans’ Day.
Observe absorption in action as part of this Autumn Leaves Steam Absorption Art Project from alittlepinchofperfect.com.
Decorate a small world or pretend play area with these Colorful Fall Tree Coffee Filter Crafts from alittlepinchofperfect.com.
Welcome Halloween with these Easy Pumpkin Sun Catchers from happyhooligans.ca.
These 3-D Coffee Filter Pumpkins from thehappierhomemaker.com make cute pretend play pumpkin patch decorations.
Add in some patterning and math skills as you make this Coffee Filter Turkey Craft from buggyandbuddy.com.
Brighten up a winter day with these Gorgeous Coloured Coffee Filter Snowflakes from happyhooligans.ca.
Explore symmetrical designs with this Coffee Filter, Straws And Pasta Snowflake Craft from iheartcraftythings.com.