Coffee Filter Eggs

 

After we made Coffee Filter Hearts the other day, E and I both really fell in love with the technique. The next day, we decided to get started on our Easter decoration and used the same process to make Coffee Filter Eggs.

 

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

(E was 4 years and 3 months old.)

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Materials for Coffee Filter Eggs:

  • White coffee filters. {If you don’t have/can’t get any, paper towels are an alternative.}
  • Scissors.
  • Markers in different colors. {Like for the Coffee Filter Hearts, E used dot markers. We’d misplaced the yellow one, though, so we used a yellow roller paint marker instead, and it worked just as well as the dot markers.}
  • Eye dropper.
  • Water in a small bowl.
  • Paper towels.
  • Tray, cookie sheet or similar to work on and catch the overflow. You could just work on top of paper towels instead.

 

 

 

I cut an … ahem … rough egg shape from a stack of six coffee filters folded in half. I’ll admit, it was very rough. I made a few extra cuts to make it look better without much success and finally just decided that it was good enough.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

 

When we made the hearts, E had made one attempt with just one coffee filter at a time, and with a stack of five all at once. The results were pretty similar. This time, E decided to use the entire stack of coffee filters at once, and got to work painting the top coffee filter.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

 

We’d decided to use a few more different colors this time, and she was very deliberate about which color went where.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

 

The water came next,

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

 

and again, E placed each drop carefully.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

 

When she was satisfied, she gently pulled the individual coffee filters apart

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

 

and placed them carefully on a double layer of paper towels to dry.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

 

The colors were so vibrant! Quite a difference to the delicate colors in the Coffee Filter Hearts but both beautiful in their own way.

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

 

The Coffee Filter Eggs only took about 30 minutes to dry, and we hung them up next to the hearts immediately. The sun was already going down but it still looked very pretty!

 

Easter Crafts for Kids: Classic coffee filter eggs that are easy to make and look great in your window!

 

 

 

Have you tried making coffee filter eggs, or another coffee filter craft? Leave a comment below and tell me all about it!

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Cheryl Hill says:

    This is a wonderful idea. During my insect unit at school, we make butterflies with coffee filters. I have the students use water based markers to decorate a coffee filter then spray it with water. When the filters are dry, the students pinch (gather) the filter together in the middle and secure with a brown or black pipe cleaner. This becomes the body for the butterfly and the extra are the antennae. They are really cute hanging in our room.

    1. Oooh, I love that, Cheryl! My son’s daycare just did something similar with clothespins for the body, but the pipe cleaners would be great for slightly older kids. Thank you for taking the time to comment!