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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