21 Fun & Easy Coffee Filter Crafts

Here is a collection of fun coffee filter crafts that will keep the kids busy for hours. Coffee filters are an underrated crafting material. They're cheap, they come in various sizes, and they can be dyed with food coloring to give your crafts that extra pop!

Coffee filter crafts

Coffee filter crafts such as the ideas below are perfect for school projects, rainy days, or just because you want some crafting time with your little one.


Fun & Easy Coffee Filter Crafts

Fun coffee filter crafts for kids

Coffee Filter Butterflies

Make these cute little coffee filter butterflies with your kids. The process is simple enough that even toddlers and preschoolers can do it with you, so this coffee filter craft will be lots of fun to make together as a family. The butterflies have loads of gorgeous colors in their wings and will look beautiful on display in your windows this spring or summer.

Coffee filter butterfly craft


Coffee Filter Flowers

You don't need to break the bank for a beautiful bouquet of flowers when you can make them yourself. All that's needed for these flowers are coffee filters and paper straws, so this craft is perfect for all ages! You'll be able to create these gorgeous coffee filter flowers in no time- just follow the step-by-step instructions using coloring techniques young artists will love.

Coffee filter flowers craft


Coffee Filter Snowflakes

If you're looking for a fun coffee filter craft that will help with the winter blues, then these coffee filter snowflakes are perfect. The paint for these snowflakes is made with Skittles! Kids will get a kick out of turning their favorite candy into pretty watercolors.

coffee filter snowflakes craft


Heart Cards Coffee Filter Art Project

You don't have to wait for Valentine's Day to make these pretty heart cards with gorgeous, colorful coffee filter inserts. This coffee filter art project is great to make for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or just to show you care.

Heart cards coffee filter art project for kids


Coffee Filter Paper Plate Turkey

Turn a colorful coffee filter and a paper plate into a cute little paper plate turkey to add to your Thanksgiving decor. Toddlers and preschoolers will love this Thanksgiving craft.

Coffee filter paper plate turkey craft for kids


Color Mixing with Coffee Filters

Don't forget that coffee filters are a great tool to use when practicing color mixing. Kids can drip different colors (paint, food color, etc.) onto the coffee filter to see how they mix together to create new colors.

color mixing with coffee filters art projects for toddlers and preschoolers



More Cute Things to Make with Coffee Filters

Coffee filter art projects for kids

Coffee Filter Watercolor Rainbows

Make these coffee filter rainbows on a rainy day! Painting the coffee filters with bright and bold watercolors really makes them pop, as you can see in this coffee filter art project by Our Kid Things. Make several and string them together as a way to brighten your mantle or hang some in the windows to cheer up your neighbors.

watercolor rainbow coffee filter craft for kids


Ballerina Silhouette Coffee Filter Craft

Make a gorgeous ballerina silhouette for your child's room using the silhouette templates from The Best Ideas for Kids and coffee filters painted in beautiful watercolors. Choose from three different silhouettes or make all three to create a gallery of little dancers.

Ballerina silhouette coffee filter craft for kids


Coffee Filter Basketball Craft

This coffee filter basketball craft by Look, We're Learning is too fun to resist! All you need are a few materials, like crayons, coffee filters, and construction paper. Your little athlete will be so excited to make it!

Coffee filter basketball craft for kids


Tie-Dye Coffee Filter Monster Craft

This tie-dye coffee filter monster by ABCs of Literacy is a fun process art activity that kids of all ages can enjoy. It's a terrific craft to make in a classroom or with groups of children because each monster is unique. All you need are coffee filters, markers, and cardstock to make the teeth and eyes, but you can add other embellishments if you'd like.

Tie dye coffee filter monster craft for kids


Coffee Filter Earth Craft

This coffee filter Earth craft by Darcy & Brian is the perfect way to teach children about recycling and sustainability on Earth Day or any day. It's simple enough for a preschool-aged child, but older kids will enjoy making this as well! Make a coffee filter earth in just a few minutes, plus drying time.

Coffee filter earth craft for kids


Coffee Filter Planets Craft

Make the rest of the solar system, too! These coffee filter planets from Fun-a-Day are easy to make, and there's even a video tutorial. This is a fun, hands-on way for kids to learn the names of the planets.
coffee filter planets craft for kids

Coffee Filter Bee Craft

You'll need clothespins, coffee filters, and bright yellow paint to make one of these charming coffee filter bees by Non-Toy Gifts. Kids will have as much fun playing with it as they do making it. The coffee filter bee would make a beautiful magnet for the fridge, too—just glue a magnet to the back of the clothespin!

bee coffee filter craft for kids


Coffee Filter Crab Craft

Whether you're studying crabs as part of your ocean unit or just want to make a cute little crab after a beach trip, here's a simple way to do it. This coffee filter crab by Look, We're Learning can be made in just minutes using coffee filters, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Crab coffee filter craft for kids


Coffee Filter Bats Craft

It's time to get spooky with some adorable coffee filter bats by Darcy & Brian. They're not scary at all but make great Halloween decorations if you're having a party or hanging around the classroom to set the scene for this popular holiday.

Coffee filter bats craft for kids


Coffee Filter Stars

Celebrate patriotic holidays like the 4th of July with these lovely red, white, and blue coffee filter stars by Simple Fun for Kids. They're super easy to make using coffee filters, liquid watercolors, and a paintbrush or eyedropper.

Coffee filter stars craft


Lego Ninjago Coffee Filter Craft

Lego Ninjago fans will be pumped to make this super cool Lego Ninjago coffee filter craft by Meaningful Mama. You'll need yellow construction paper, coffee filters, markers, and a few other materials to make your favorite characters.

lego ninjago coffee filter craft


Coffee Filter Dragonfly Craft

This coffee filter dragonfly by Darcy & Brian is a fun summer craft for kids. It's so easy to make, and the supplies are inexpensive! Simply start by tie-dyeing coffee filters with washable markers (use any color you like!), then attach the wings to the plastic spoons. Embellish with pipe cleaner antennae and googly eyes for a super cute bug craft.

Coffee filter dragonfly craft


Coffee Filter Jack-o-Lantern Suncatchers

When Halloween comes around, these adorable jack-o-lantern suncatchers by Fireflies and Mud Pies will look so cute in your windows. Make your coffee filter jack-o-lanterns look happy or scary, depending on the faces you make for them.

Coffee filter jack o lantern suncatchers


Coffee Filter Ladybug Craft

Springtime is the perfect time for making ladybug crafts, like this coffee filter ladybug from Non-Toy Gifts. It's a terrific project for an insect unit. These coffee filter ladybugs would also make cute decorations for a ladybug-themed party.

Coffee filter ladybug craft for kids


Coffee Filter Sunflowers

Make a few coffee filter sunflowers to brighten up your summer or fall. These flowers from Crafts by Amanda would make lovely cards on a smaller scale or would be beautiful on canvas, too. 

Sunflower coffee filter craft for kids

We hope you enjoyed this list of 21 fun coffee filter crafts for kids. Share this post with your friends and family to keep the creativity going all year long! Have any other ideas for coffee filter crafts? Let us know in the comments below so we can add it to our ever-growing list. Happy crafting, everyone!

Coffee filter craft ideas for kids

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