Frugal Fun: Coffee Filter Butterflies & Bats

Frugal Fun: Coffee Filter Butterflies & Bats

Frugal Fun: Coffee Filter Butterflies & Bats

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by MoneySavingQueen.com

MoneySavingQueen

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 26 at 8:01 AM

 

Need an easy craft for the week? Make some beautiful butterflies (or in the case of my son, he calls them bats) out of coffee filters and watercolors.

What You'll Need:

Coffee Filters

Pipe Cleaners

Liquid Watercolors (or food coloring)

Medicine Dropper

Instructions:

I substituted food coloring (mixed with water) for the liquid watercolors because I had it on hand however, ideally, you would use the watercolors. Simply let your child drop paint all over the coffee filter with the medicine dropper. You can use a paint brush if you'd prefer, sometimes using something a little different makes it more interesting.

After your filter is painted, let it dry. Then fold it into pleats and use the pipe cleaner to 'pinch' it in the middle to make a butterfly shape. My son informed me that boys do not make butterflies, they make bats. If that's the case for you too, simply shape the top of the pipe cleaner into more of a triangle and then call it a bat...trust me, it works.

Visit Kaboose.com (the source of the above picture) for more information and further instructions for making these fabulous Coffee Filter Butterflies.


 

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