How to Tie-Dye Coffee Filters for Kids
Tie Dye Coffee Filter Art
Have you ever wondered how people, teachers, and KIDS make those really cool Coffee Filter Art projects? It’s actually not very hard. We’ve made them for years, sometimes we turn them into turkeys (pinned over 60,000 times) and peacocks. I just love this cool color mixing process.
You can see how we colored them BEFORE (left) and AFTER (right). They are a fun, inexpensive, craft and really WOW children.
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Supplies for Coffee Filter Art:
- coffee filters (click here)
- Crayola Markers: Classic Colors or Extreme Colors
- disposable gloves
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Color Mixing Tips for Tie Dye Coffee Filters:
- We found that the tie-dye effect looks best when brown and black are not used.
- Light colors usually show up best when they are used in the center or on the edge.
- The way you color is up to you, but large areas of color seems to transfer and blend best.
- You can see on our turkey below (click here) we used earth tone (red, green, orange) colors.
- For our peacock (click here) we used cooler tones (blue, purple, yellow, green).
General Tips for Making Coffee Filter Tie Dye:
- Use Crayola Markers. Bright colors are best. Patterns look great (see above). Best markers: Classic Colors or Extreme Colors
- You only need to color half of the filter to get awesome results.
- After coloring, fold the filter in half and half again until it’s a wedge shape.
- Making more than one? Wear gloves or the marker ink will stain your hands.
- Don’t use too much water or the colors will be diluted.