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.
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:
- Coffee Filters – Dollar Tree
- Washable Markers – Dollar Tree
- Craft Paper; White and Pink – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Gallon Size Zipper Bag OR Metal Baking Sheet Pan – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun
- Scissors – Fiskars are my favorite!
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil – 4H Grade
- Water Spray Bottle
- Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker
- Rainbow Coffee Filter Patterns – download below ⇓
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.
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.
Once dry, fold the coffee filters in half and then cut along the fold with scissors, creating two rainbow shapes from each filter.
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.
Trace two cheek shapes onto pink craft paper and then cut them out with scissors.
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.
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!
Before my supplies were shoved into a plastic bin, crammed into drawers, and spread out all over the house. Can you relate?
My secret solution? The Stackable Caddy Organizer from Deflecto is a game-changer for keeping all my craft supplies organized by category.
Each Caddy comes with three clear storage containers in small, medium, and large sizes with snap-tight attached lids.
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!
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.
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