Coffee Filter Sunshine
What You Need:
- Coffee filters
- Washable markers OR watercolor paints
- Scissors (optional)
- If you want...fold the coffee filter into thirds and then snip to make a zig-zag edge. (Does that make any sense?? I forgot to take a picture of this step!)
- Color or paint on the coffee filter. If you opt for the paint, you are finished, and just need to let that sunshine dry.
- If you used marker...now you get to paint with water! That's right, folks. Water.
- Let the coffee filter dry.
- Hang it in the window.
|I don't have any watercolor paints so we went the marker route. They look so thrilled.|
|Abby painting with water, causing the marker colors to bleed and run together. (We lost Eli after the coloring. Refer to previous picture.) She LOVED this...the painting part...not the losing Eli part.|
|How can painting with water be so messy? A mystery for the ages, I guess. Make sure you have something down underneath the coffee filters once you start in with the water.|
So, with our first coffee filter project it is true that the kiddos outdid me. I liked theirs MUCH better than mine.
One of my creations in all three stages:
- COVERED the coffee filter in marker.
- Still wet from the water painting.
- Dry and on the window.
The Finished Product
|With the zig-zag edges. So sunshiney.|
|Please stay, blue skies.|
So there you have it. Fun with coffee filters...two ways.
Who has another?