This post contains affiliate links. That means, if you purchase something from these links, About a Mom earns a small commission.
This coffee filter planet Earth craft is great for Earth Day or a planets unit study. Our oldest was obsessed with planets a couple of years ago and we did a lot of crafts like this.
I’m not a coffee drinker, tea is my thing, but I keep a supply of coffee filters with our craft supplies for fun crafts like this.
Pro Tip: Coffee filter crafts like this are super easy, super inexpensive, and super easy to set up. If you are huge coffee drinker, or crafter, and want to get a great deal on coffee filters, you can order them online. It brings the filters down to 3 cents per filter.
Pro Tip: Need markers but don’t want to go to the store? Grab markers online and save time.
- Coffee filters
- Blue marker
- Green marker
- Spray bottle
1. Color the coffee filter with the blue marker and green marker. Remind kids that Earth is made up of a lot more water, so they will want to color more blue than green. We started by coloring most of the coffee filter with blue and then went back and added some green. As you can see in the picture, you don’t have to be neat or stay in the lines when coloring this.
2. Spray coffee filter with water. until the coffee filter is saturated. We did this outside, so that the colored water could drip on the ground. You could also do it over the sink, just rinse the sink immediately after you finish the project. As you are spraying the coffee filter, the colors are running and combining. You might need to rotate the coffee filter as you are spraying to get all the entire surface.
3. Lay the coffee filter out to dry.
As you can see, each one is unique based on how much green was added and how the colors ran together.
Written by About a Mom contributor, Kim. Kim, the mama behind The Resourceful Mama, is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday fun.