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Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows a Kids Color Blending Craft

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Just add water! Coffee filters and washable markers from the Dollar Tree transform into a magical color blending lesson that is perfect to complete with the kiddos. Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows can be created with a few simple supplies that you probably already have around the house. But, if you're like me those supplies are all over the house. I'll share my fun new storage solution after we get our craft on.

Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts

A Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft for Kids

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Here's what you need to create Watercolor Rainbows from Coffee Filter:

Materials needed for Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts

Here's how to make a Rainbow Craft with Coffee Filter:


Flatten round coffee filters, and add colors in circles, in rainbow order with the washable markers. 

Color coffee filters with markers on zip top bag Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts

Place on a gallon-size zipper bag or metal baking sheet pan and then mist with a water spray bottle.  Watch the magic as the colors blend and swirl!  Leave on the zipper bag and set aside to dry.

Spray with water to watch the colors blend Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts


Once dry, fold the coffee filters in half and then cut along the fold with scissors, creating two rainbow shapes from each filter.

When dry cut rainbow coffee filters in half Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts


Download, print, and cut out the patterns below ⇓ .  Trace one cloud shape onto white craft paper and cut it out with scissors.  Attach the cloud to the rainbow with the glue gun and glue sticks. 

Download trace and cut out cloud pattern Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts


Trace two cheek shapes onto pink craft paper and then cut them out with scissors.

Gather materials to make cloud features Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts


Assemble the Kawaii-inspired face on the cloud, using the photo as your guide.  Add wiggle eyes, then cheeks.  Draw a smile on the face with a permanent marker.

Add face to cloud and attach rainbow Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts

Easy Coffee Filter Rainbows a STEM Craft

Create Dollar Store Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows in just about 30 minutes with help from the kiddos!  This activity teaches color theory and blending to make learning fun.  Great to use a suncatcher to brighten a door or window. Write a message on the back of the cloud and send them in the mail to friends or family members that could use a rainbow in their day!

Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts

Before my supplies were shoved into a plastic bin, crammed into drawers, and spread out all over the house. Can you relate?

My kids craft supplies are always a mess Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts

My secret solution? The Stackable Caddy Organizer from Deflecto is a game-changer for keeping all my craft supplies organized by category.

Organize all your crafting supplies with Stackable Caddy Organizer from Deflecto Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #craftorganization #rainbowcrafts

Each Caddy comes with three clear storage containers in small, medium, and large sizes with snap-tight attached lids.

Organize all your crafting supplies with Stackable Caddy Organizer from Deflecto Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #craftorganization #rainbowcrafts

The Caddys stack and lock together, so now all of my kid's crafting supplies have their own portable home. I love crafting with the kiddos at the kitchen table because we have plenty of room to spread out, so I just grab my Stackable Caddy Organizer and let our creativity flow!

Organize all your crafting supplies with Stackable Caddy Organizer from Deflecto Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #craftorganization #rainbowcrafts
Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows Creatively Beth #cretivelybeth #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts #colorblending #rainbowcrafts

If you enjoyed this post Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows a Kids Coloring and Blending Craft click through to learn How to Create Rainbow Cards of Encouragement and see how I organized all of my embellishments.

Cards with handwritten words of encouragement in rainbow colors by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #cards #rainbow #tombowdualbrushpens #handlettering
More Rainbow Crafts can be found Sprinkled throughout my Blog!

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