Friday, January 17, 2014

Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}


Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}

Today I'm sharing {yet again} another EASY craft to do with your child. I call it the "Coffee Filter Peacock" craft. Simple for children of all ages. Although I did our peacock in Valentine's Day colors - this craft can really be done all year long. Making this a winner - in my books and I hope yours too!

If you are a coffee drinker and/or coffee machine owner - you probably have all the supplies needed for this craft. If you don't - Dollar Tree is a great place to grab a pack of white coffee filters and make some creativity happen in your home! {Added bonus, I'll be sharing several coffee filter crafts in the near future - so that one pack can really go far for crafts!}

Here is what you & your child need to make your own peacock:

Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}

Supplies:
* White Coffee Filters
* Dot Marker Pens or Plain Markers
* Glue
* Spray Water Bottle w/water
* Glue
* Cardstock
* Scissors

Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}
Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}
Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}
Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}
Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}
Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}
Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}
Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}

Directions:

1. Fix flatten your coffee filters so it's easy to decorate. Next - hand over the markers and tell your child to have at it. The more they draw on the filters - the more of a colorful design they will get.

2. Once they have the design they like, it's time for the spray bottle. {Make sure you are in a working area that can get messy} Have them spray down their coffee filters - making a tye-dye design.

3. Set aside the filters to dry completely. Be sure to separate/hang the layers, so it dries faster.

4. While the coffee filters are drying, work on the body of the peacock. I just drew/cut a bowling pin shape out of cardstock. Also adding a beak & eyes to give it life.

5. Once the filters are completely dry, glue on the body and extra pieces to the center of the coffee filter. And bam! You have a peacock!

Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}
Coffee Filter Peacock {Kid Craft}

Pretty easy, right? If you add antennas to the body of the "peacock" you can easily make a butterfly design as well.

Stay tuned for more coffee filter crafts in the near future! Until then - you may enjoy these crafts that I have already shared on the blog, that used coffee filters.
Coffee Filter Snowflakes
Coffee Filter Boat
Coffee Filter Umbrellas
Coffee Filter Dragonflies

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