Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

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How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

By Melissa Lennig on May 14, 2017Leave a Comment. This content contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

In this post, learn how to make a classic coffee filter butterfly craft with. It’s the perfect easy craft for summer!

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Last summer, my kids and I discovered an amazing local butterfly house. Filled with blooming flowers and incredible butterflies in a variety of colors, it quickly became one of our favorite places to visit.

There is just something so amazing about a beautiful, fragile butterfly choosing you to land on!

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

The butterfly house isn’t open yet, but we are looking forward to visiting again. Until then, we are enjoying our colorful coffee filter butterflies.

Not only is this craft lovely, but it is packed with fine-motor skills. Dabbing, squeezing, scrunching, pinching…it’s perfect for kids!

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

To Make This Butterfly Craft You Will Need

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Directions for Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

After gathering supplies, invite kids to smooth a coffee filter over a plate, pie pan, or stack of newspaper. Invite kids to dab the coffee filter with Do A Dot Art! Markers.

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Be sure to use a variety of colors! Don’t you love how vibrant they are?

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

When kids are done dotting their coffee filter, invite them to spray water all over it. We sprayed our inside, but this part is also fun to do outside.

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Allow the coffee filter to dry completely.

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

When the coffee filter is dry, scrunch the middle of it into a butterfly shape and secure with a clothespin. Cut a small length of pipe cleaner, then fold it into a V shape to make antennae for the butterfly. Slide the pipe cleaner into the clothespin.

If desired, secure the clothespin with a small dot of tacky craft glue.

How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Video Tutorial: Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Watch the video below to be guided through each step of this craft. You can view more easy kids craft tutorials on our Facebook Page, Teachers Pay Teachers Page, or right here on our website.

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How to Make a Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

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About Melissa Lennig

Melissa is a mom of two boys, a former Elementary School Counselor, and the author of Sticks and Stones: A Kid’s Guide to Building and Exploring in the Great Outdoors. She shares easy crafts, activities, recipes, and parenting tips on her blog, Fireflies and Mud Pies. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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