Water Color Paint Crafts

Coffee Filter Art

With coffee filter art, an everyday coffee filter becomes your watercolor canvas. Your kids will be amazed to see how the paint comes alive, moving and blending with other colors.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Coffee filters
  • Removable tape
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrush

How to Make Coffee Filter Art:

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper. Use your hands to flatten out a coffee filter. Tape it flat if necessary.

Step 2: Paint a picture on the coffee filter using watercolor paints. Since coffee filters are made of porous paper, the paint spreads and blends with the colors next to it.

Experiment with different abstract designs, then try to make a specific scene. Paint a sun with rainbow rays. Or, since you are working on a round shape, think of painting round pictures such as a sleeping puppy or a baseball mitt.

Try painting on other porous papers, too. You can use colored tissue, paper towels, and cotton fabric to create more "blended" pictures.

Watch your child's watercolor skills continue to bloom. Show them how to create a dried watercolor flower bouquet in the next section.

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