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Coffee Filter Leaves

Coffee Filter Leaves
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

MaryLea Harris
5 Projects

Coffee filters are a wonderful craft material you can find in the kitchen! My own love to paint them with watercolors--they create a beautiful stained-glass effect when taped to a window.

How We Did It

Coffee Filter Leaves

Cut leaf shapes out of unused coffee filters. Tip: Because most leaves are symmetrical, if you fold your coffee filter in half and cut away from the folded edge, you will make a symmetrical leaf. Small children may need some help cutting.

Coffee Filter Leaves

Protect you work surface with newsprint or a piece of cardboard (the coffee filters bleed and allows the markers and watercolor to go right through them!). Decorate the coffee filter leaves with markers and/or paint them with watercolors.

Be careful, they can tear if you push too hard with the markers or use too much water with the paint!

Coffee Filter Leaves
Allow the "leaves" to dry.
Coffee Filter Leaves
Tape the leaves to a sunny window and admire!


fall leaves colors


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My child and I completed Coffee Filter Leaves.

posted by: Lorna on 10.26.2014

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