Teacher Tips for Coffee Filter Art:
- Have students write their names in ballpoint pen on the filter and it won’t wash off.
- Students can color their coffee filters anyway they want to. I recommend showing them the options on page 1, so that they can get an idea of what works.
- Color the filters on a piece of newsprint. It may bleed through. Save the newspaper and bring it reuse it again for the wet filter.
- If you’re doing a complete class set, an adult should wear gloves and be responsible for wetting the end of the coffee filter.
- Small groups work best. I was able to do 4-6 children at a time, all gathered at the sink. I wet the tip, pulled the water through and then unfolded them all at the same time to dry.
- Newspaper and wet filters can all be stacked on top of each other to dry. Once dried, they’re ready to put all the pieces together.
Definitely one of our most popular posts is the the Tie Dyed Turkey (below). Children cannot believe their eyes when the colors all blend together and make such a beautiful piece of art. I honestly think the color blending is the best part. Putting it all together and making something you can hang in your home is fun too.