In this post, learn how to make a classic coffee filter butterfly craft with kids. It’s the perfect easy craft for summer.
How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft
Last summer, my kids and I discovered an amazing local butterfly house. Filled with blooming flowers and incredible butterflies in a variety of colors, it quickly became one of our favorite places to visit.
There is just something so amazing about a beautiful, fragile butterfly choosing you to land on!
The butterfly house isn’t open yet, but we are looking forward to visiting again. Until then, we are enjoying our colorful coffee filter butterflies.
Not only is this craft lovely, but it is packed with fine-motor skills. Dabbing, squeezing, scrunching, pinching…it’s perfect for kids!
To Make This Craft You Will Need
- Do A Dot Art! Markers
- coffee filters
- pipe cleaners
- wooden clothespins
- plastic spray bottle filled with water
- tacky craft glue (optional)
After gathering supplies, invite kids to smooth a coffee filter over a plate, pie pan, or stack of newspaper. Invite kids to dab the coffee filter with Do A Dot Art! Markers.
Be sure to use a variety of colors! Don’t you love how vibrant they are?
When kids are done dotting their coffee filter, invite them to spray water all over it. We sprayed our inside, but this part is also fun to do outside.
Allow the coffee filter to dry completely.
When the coffee filter is dry, scrunch the middle of it into a butterfly shape and secure with a clothespin. Cut a small length of pipe cleaner, then fold it into a V shape to make antennae for the butterfly. Slide the pipe cleaner into the clothespin.
If desired, secure the clothespin with a small dot of tacky craft glue.
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