Art: Christmas Coffee Filter Garland

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Coffee filter Christmas holiday banner

 

How many alternate uses are there for coffee filters?

A google search of coffee filter craft brings up 1,680,000 pictures of crafts you can do with a coffee filters. This month at Art For Little Hands we are doing several art projects using the medium of a coffee filter. One of those projects we worked on this last week was a coffee filter banner.

This is such a simple and easy way to dress your house up for any occasion. I love that anyone can take part in this art project. As long as someone can hold a marker they can take pride in the final results.

For this art project you will need:

  • coffee filters
  • markers: we used both bingo dot markers and crayola washable markers
  • a long piece of string, ribbon, or thread
  • glue

 

At Art For Little Hands, we like to do art that is more open ended. The only thing I told my children they should do was try to make their art look like Christmas. After folding the coffee filter one time in half, I let the children create.
Coffee filter Christmas holiday banner

Coffee filter Christmas holiday banner

Coffee filter Christmas holiday banner

 

After each child had made about three or more coffee filter art pieces, I then glued the filter onto a long piece of wrapping ribbon using my two year old as a helper.

 

Coffee filter Christmas holiday banner

 

The banner is now an inviting part of our Christmas decor and the kids feel proud that their art work is on display!

 

Coffee filter banner

 

Hi!  I am Laura from Art For Little Hands. I am a stay at home mom that gets excited about doing art with little ones. I got my degree years ago in elementary education and feel the need to teach often. I love the way art teaches little ones to express themselves, relax, get messy, and have fun. I hope you will check out my blog and follow along as I share the art we produce in our home.

 

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Comments

  1. Jen says

    Love it Laura! And what a brilliant idea to use bingo markers to paint! Going to have to pick up some of those for sure!

  2. Laura @Art For Little Hands says

    just came over here to see the comments today. Thanks everyone. I am touched and thanks Jamie for hosting me. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

  3. LuAnn says

    I love this idea. You could do it for Valentine's day too, or any other holiday. It would be a great way to do a Birthday banner too, with a letter on each coffee filter.

  4. Grace Pamer says

    This is a very resourceful way of decorating the house. I wish I can try these next year with my kids since they really love doing art stuffs. It will make me save money buying decorations and I get time to spend with my kids engaging in this project. We will all love this for sure.

  5. Grace Pamer says

    This is a very resourceful way of decorating the house. I wish I can try these next year with my kids since they really love doing art stuffs. It will make me save money buying decorations and I get time to spend with my kids engaging in this project. We will all love this for sure.

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