Friday, January 10, 2014

Super simple and beautiful Water Colour Coffee Filter Snowflake #craft. Perfect kids craft for #winter!

Water Colour Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Between the ice storm, snow storm, and deep freeze, the kids have been stuck inside a lot. The weather certainly has been a bit crazy lately so it's a great time to get out the craft supplies and have some indoor fun. I'd seen these coffee filter snowflakes many times on Pinterest and thought they were really beautiful and a fun craft to do with the kids during the winter months. 

We didn't have a tray of water colours, so we made our own with acrylic craft paint. I didn't have any little containers, so I took an empty egg carton and added a couple layers of plastic wrap to make little paint wells. Mix a little paint with a little water and we had our own water colours. If we had a plastic egg carton that would have been even better, but we managed quite well this way. 

The basic idea is the same as a snowflake made with a sheet of paper. Just fold the filter several times then cut small shapes along the edges. To make beautiful coulourful snowflakes, dip your paintbrush into the water coulour and paint your coffee filter. Make sure you add lots of colour as it needs to soak through all the layers of the filter. When you're done, very carefully open the filter and lay it out to dry.

I love the coulours and the kids had so much fun. I have to say I really enjoyed this craft as well.

I think the little hearts in this one is so cute. I cut out the design and my 5 year old painted the snowflake.

Don't they look so pretty in the window?

This is such an easy craft and you very likely have everything you need at home already. So grab some paint and some coffee filters and have some fun!

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  1. Those are really pretty and a great craft to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  2. these look beautiful and it'd not surprising that the girls had a lot of fun making them. I'm going to pass this on to my daughter as my grandchildren love painting.

  3. This is an awesome idea! and they look great, I will have to remember to do this next Christmas with my granddaughter

  4. Just wanted to let you know that I used this as a provocation for my kindergarten students and they loved it. Our windows look beautiful!

    thank you

  5. This does seem like an easy and fun craft to do on those yucky days. I wonder if food coloring would work just as good if you don't have paint? I have a lot of that around.

  6. These are just so pretty. I would love to have the kids do these and decorate all of the windows (aside from bathroom ones, I think they'd likely get too wet during showers and stuff) in the house to perk the place up during this miserable winter weather. It's been such a long time since I've done a paper snowflake too, so I should do some as well.

  7. I love this idea! Will definitely be making these with my stepdaughters this weekend! They'll love getting to hang them in the windows after too!

  8. So cute! I'm always out to try to figure out something awesome to do with my kids that's sort of... crafty. The last time they got into paint, though, my not quite two year old daughter painted the dog.

  9. They look great and what a great fun project to do with the kids!


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