DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther


Coffee filter coloring is a lot of fun to do.  I find it relaxing to sit and watch the colors flow together to make unique patterns.

You can pick any colors you want to make your butterfly.  It's always fun to explore different color combinations and patterns.


Note:  You can complete this project using food colouring instead of washable markers.  However!  I find this option to be very messy so would not do it with young children (if they get food colouring on their clothing you won't be able to get it out).  I would only use this option with children over age 10 and even then would want a good amount of supervision and old clothes to be worn.

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Ideas for Displaying Your Butterfly:


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