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