This time I decided we were going to spend some time with coffee filters to bring spring in! In this one week we had temps in the 40s and in the 80s. Yep, it's spring and it's Michigan.
1. Materials: The best part about coffee filters, in addition to the fact that they're cheap, is their weight, texture, and that they absorb so well. You can color them with crayons, of course, but markers (followed with water to make the color run), watercolor paint, food coloring, and bingo dabbers are all worth experimenting with. For this go-around we used markers with water, and the dabbers, though the dabbers turned out a lot better. Dabbers bring quick coverage, you can make cool patterns, you get some blending for that tie-dye look, and the colors are intense and gorgeous. We experimented with folding them up before coloring and got some neat symmetry, too. Everybody made at least four to start with. I went to the dollar store and Meijers to spruce up my supply. They're cheap and last a good while. I gave each child a tray to work on so the mess was contained and easily rinsed away.
|I used several brands and they all worked great|
|Tie them to science|
|Clothespin version on the left, popsicle stick version on the right|
|Pretty simple- 2 sticks, 2 bands, 1 pipe cleaner, 1 filter, and don't forget the googly eyes!|
|Magnets make 'em stick to the ceiling tile frame!|
|Butterflies all around|
|Filters add a "Color Pop" to the windows even on gray days|
Hope you enjoy these coffee filter ideas. Let me know how you use them! Happy Spring!
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