Posted by: ad65shorty | April 13, 2009

Coffee Filter Butterfly

This week will be devoted to butterflies! I love them (my little girl’s room is all butterflies), and they are such amazing creatures!

This is not a novel project, but it is so much fun for kids! I love it because it’s simple (so even the youngest of children can do it), there’s not much you can do wrong, and they turn out so beautiful!

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Supplies:

coffee filters

washable markers

paper towels

spray bottle filled with water

pipe cleaners

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Procedure:

1.  Draw on the coffee filter with the markers.

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2.  Put coffee filter on top of a couple of layers of paper towels. Spray with water. The colors will bleed and look beautiful as they run together. Let dry.

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3.  When dry, scrunch up and pinch in the middle (you can also fold these fan-like). Wrap with a pipe cleaner. You can bend the ends to look like attenaes or keep straight.

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(scrunch)

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(fold pipe cleaner in 1/2 to wrap around)

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(wrap around and secure)

Other options:

1.  I like to wrap string around them and hang them by a window.

2.  You could attach these to a clothespin. Simply pinch the middle with the clothespin instead.

3.  These make a great refrigerator magnet, too! Attach a magnet onto the back of the clothespin and hang on fridge.

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