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!