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I’m a huge fan of crafts that are kid-friendly and double up to be something that can be used around the house.
I don’t use coffee filters a lot. So when I found an opened pack of filters, that I had picked up on one of my grocery runs, I figured there was no point in letting those go to waste right?
How to make coffee filter butterfly accessories
This is a great craft to do with toddlers, preschoolers and younger elementary school-aged children. Older children can do this independently without any problems.
Paint- different colors (I just used good ol’ water color paints)
Chenille stems – any color(s)
A pair of scissors
1. Have your child paint one side of each coffee filter completely. I poured paint into separate glasses of water and had Baby Girl use that to paint the filters. True, it was a little messier than otherwise but it allowed colors to run into each other and looked so pretty once dry.
2. Now colorfully paint either side of each clothespin. Set these to dry alongside the painted filters.
3. Once the filters and clothespins are dry, take a painted coffee filter, pinch the middle and gently slip this into an opened clothespin and allow it to clamp shut over the area being pinched. 4. Take two wiggly eyes and attach glue dots on the back of each and stick this onto the clothespin.5. Now take a chenille stem, cut it in half and roll either end to form the butterfly’s antennae. Stick each antenna to the back of the clothespin face that has the eyes stuck on the same.And there you have it.
Stick Crafter’s fastener dots, permanent glue dots or an adhesive magnetic strip on her back and she turns into a fridge magnet art/note holder.Make several butterflies and hang them down your child’s (or yours!) bedroom curtainor even on a clock.This would also make a gorgeous bookmark, don’t you think?
Can you think of other ways you can use this pretty accessory?