Rainbow Coffee Filter Art For Kids

Are you looking for some fun coffee filter art projects? Here is a fantastic R is for Rainbow craft to help teach children about art and color. In fact rainbow crafts for kids are a great idea as they provide opportunities to teach the science of color mixing whilst having fun!

coffee filter rainbow craft

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Supplies Needed For This Rainbow Craft

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How To Make This Rainbow Art And Craft

STEP 1:

Flatten round coffee filters, and add colors in circles, in rainbow order with a washable marker.  Place on a gallon size zipper bag or metal baking sheet pan and then mist with a water spray bottle.  Watch the magic as the colors blend and swirl!  Set aside to dry.

coloring the coffee filter with felt tips

STEP 2:

Once dry, fold coffee filters in half and then cut along the fold with scissors, creating two rainbow shapes from each filter.

cutting the rainbow dyed coffee filters with scissors

STEP 3:

Download, print and cut out patterns HERE.  Trace one cloud shape onto white craft paper and cut out with scissors.  Attach cloud to rainbow with the glue gun and glue sticks.

cutting out a cloud from paper

STEP 4:

Trace two cheek shapes onto pink craft paper and then cut out with scissors.

cutting out a cloud from paper

STEP 5:

Assemble the Kawaii inspired face on the cloud, using the photo as your guide. 

making a rainbow craft

Add wiggle eyes, then cheeks.  Draw smile on face with permanent marker.

coffee filter rainbow craft for preschoolers

Create this Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft in just about 30 minutes with help from the kiddos!  This activity teaches color theory and blending.  This could be a great suncatcher idea too!

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Rainbow Coffee Filter Art For Kids

coffee filter rainbow craft

This is a tutorial on how to make a rainbow coffee filter art.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Coffee Filters
  • Washable Markers
  • Craft Paper; White and Pink
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Glue Sticks
  • Gallon Size Zipper Bag OR Metal Baking Sheet Pan
  • Glue Gun
  • Pencil
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Permanent Marker
  • PATTERNS

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    Flatten round coffee filters, and add colors in circles, in rainbow order with a washable marker.  Place on a gallon size zipper bag or metal baking sheet pan and then mist with a water spray bottle.  Watch the magic as the colors blend and swirl!  Set aside to dry.

    Once dry, fold coffee filters in half and then cut along the fold with scissors, creating two rainbow shapes from each filter.

    Download, print and cut out patterns HERE.  Trace one cloud shape onto white craft paper and cut out with scissors.  Attach cloud to rainbow with the glue gun and glue sticks.

    Trace two cheek shapes onto pink craft paper and then cut out with scissors.

    Assemble the Kawaii inspired face on the cloud, using the photo as your guide. 

    Add wiggle eyes, then cheeks.  Draw a smile on the face with a permanent marker.

    Create this Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft in just about 30 minutes with help from the kiddos!  This activity teaches color theory and blending.  This could be a great suncatcher idea too!

More Rainbow Craft Ideas For Kids

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Rainbow Cork Painting

Hanging Cotton Ball Rainbow Craft

Mini Glitter Rainbow Pots

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.

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