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Coffee Filter Butterfly

Transform a coffee filter into a beautiful butterfly with markers and water.

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Participant Age: Under 7
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
Difficulty:
Physical Challenge:
  • Clip clothespin
  • Coffee filter
  • Glue
  • Washable markers
  • Pipe cleaner
  • 7 mini pom-poms
  • Spray bottle filled with water
Draw on Coffee Filter

Use the markers to draw a design on the coffee filter.


Spray Filter with Water

Place the coffee filter on paper towels and spray lightly with water. Set aside until it is dry.

Make Butterfly's Body

Glue pom-poms on the flat side of the clothespin to make the butterfly’s body.

Make Butterfly's Wings

Wrap the pipe cleaner around the middle of the coffee filter to make the butterfly’s wings.

Make Butterfly's Antennae

Clip the coffee filter and pipe cleaner with the clothespin. Bend the pipe cleaner to make the butterfly’s antennae.


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