First I let the kids color their coffee filters with markers. I didn’t use washable markers so I don’t know how those would work for this craft. The markers bleed through the coffee filters pretty easily so make sure you are doing this on a table that is ok to get a little marked up!
After the kids have colored the filters, use a spray bottle of water and spray the filters and watch the colors bleed together (the more color on the filters the better the final product, like the ones in the first picture). This is really messy and I was glad I was outside when I did it. The colors not only bleed through and all over the table, they were dripping off onto the ground too.
While waiting for our filters to dry (didn’t take very long at all), we made our butterfly bodies. Using our pom poms, I put a dot of glue on one side and then the kids pushed them down onto the clothes pins.
Once the filters were dry, I scrunched up the middle of the filter and then opened my clothes pins and clamped down on the place that I had scrunched up.
They turned out really cute and not only did my little kids like making these, but my niece and nephew who are 8, their finished butterflies are the first picture, loved making them too!
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