Monday, April 29, 2013

Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Tonight in Storytime I will be making coffee filter butterflies with the kids. 
What you need:
  • Liquid water color
  • Droppers
  • Coffee filters
  • Clothespins (wood or plastic)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Glue
  • Magnet strips or fish line
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Markers
 To color the coffee filters I used liquid watercolor and droppers.  The kids will have a selection of colors and use the droppers to place small spots of watercolor all over their coffee filter.  Once the are satisfied with the color they will mist the coffee filter with water in a spray bottle.  This will blend the colors and give it a tie-dyed look..  While the coffee filter is drying I will be doing The Very Hungry Caterpillar felt board story (see post here).  Once the filter is dry (or nearly dried) scrunch the center together and use a clothespin to keep it in place.  Fold a pipe cleaner in half and use the clothespin to hold in place with the wings. You can curl the pipe cleaner or bend it whichever way you like.  I added some wiggly eyes and the kids will have markers if they want to add anything to the clothespin.  A magnet strip can be easily added to the back or you can use clear fishing line to hang the butterflies.

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