We all know the saying “April Showers, Bring May Flowers.” Right?
Well the other day when we did this craft, there was no rain in sight. Today as I type up this post, the skies are dark & rain looks like it’s on it’s way. I have perfect timing, don’t I?
And although I’m excited for spring, I hate the fact that now instead of an ice scraper in my car, I need an umbrella. I guess you can say, I’m never happy with the weather! HA!
So instead of caring big & bulky umbrellas around, my son and I are sporting some on our house windows.
And you can too!
Check out my fun tutorial on how to make these “Coffee Filter Umbrellas.” The supplies are simple and this project makes for a great rainy day craft. Enjoy!
Here are the supplies: Coffee Filter, Markers/Sharpies, Tape, Pipe Cleaners, Spray Bottle filled with plain water, Tray or working area where you can spray water
First you will want to paint your design on the coffee filters. There is no right or wrong way to this.
Above are the designs we created.
Next, using your spray bottle, soak your coffee filter. The water will make the colors “bleed” and create a fun tye-dye design.
The great thing is, since it’s water in the spray bottle, you can give your child full control. My son loved this part.
Lay your coffee filters flat somewhere and let them dry for a few hours. Above are our dry coffee filters.
To attach the umbrella holder, fold your coffee filter in half. Open back up. Using one pipe cleaner, poke a hole in the center of the coffee filter. Pull the pipe cleaner through a bit and secure with a piece of tape. Fold your coffee filter back in half. Curl your pipe cleaner to look like an umbrella handle.
Your finally step is to tape them to your windows.
I hope this craft inspired you. Stay dry my friends!