EDUCATION

Coffee Filter Crafting

Coffee filters can be used in many crafts with a few supplies and imagination. Washable marker ink spreads well across the filter when spritzed with water and creates fun designs. Be sure to have a surface that can tolerate water and marker ink. The instructions are for jellyfish and planets—what can you create?  Tag us in your photos! 

SuppliesCRAFT SUPPLIES

  • Coffee filter jellyfish supplies
  • White coffee filters (any size)
  • Washable markers
  • Water/spray bottle
  • A few squares of toilet tissue
  • Construction paper or streamers
  • Scissors
  • Glue/glue stick

STEP ONE
Color 2 filters for the top and bottom pieces of jellyfish.  Try to leave space between colors to allow the ink to spread and not mix colors.  The ink will go through the filter so be sure to have a washable surface.

Jellyfish

STEP TWO
Spritz the filters with the water bottle. You’ll see the ink spread immediately.  Allow to dry. 

Jellyfish Step 2

STEP THREE
Cut paper or streamers into ½ inch strips of varying length. These will be the tentacles.

Jellyfish Step 3

STEP FOUR
When filters are dry, scrunch toilet tissue and place in center of one filter. Add a line of glue around outside of filter and place 2nd
 filter on to seal it.  

Jellyfish Step 4

STEP FIVE
Glue paper or streamers to the bottom filter and one to the top, to finalize jellyfish and allow to dry before handling or hanging. 

Jellyfish Step 5

SuppliesCRAFT SUPPLIES

  • Coffee filter planet supplies 

  • White coffee filters (any size)

  • Washable markers

  • Water/spray bottle

  • A white crayon

  • Construction paper (black will be best, but any color can work in a pinch)

  • Scissors

  • Glue/glue stick

STEP ONE

Use the washable markers to create a design on a filter.  This will be the planet.  You might like to create more than one, depending on the size of your construction paper.

Planet

STEP TWO

Spritz the filters with the water bottle.  You’ll see the ink spread immediately.  Allow to dry.

Planet Step 2

STEP THREE

On the construction paper, use the white crayon to create stars or comets for the background.

Planet Step 3

STEP FOUR

When the filters are dry, glue them as you wish to the background.

Planet Craft

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