Coffee Filter Leaves

Coffee Filter Leaves

Coffee filters are a wonderful craft material you can find in the kitchen! My own love to paint them with watercolors--they create a beautiful stained-glass effect when taped to a window.

3 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. coffee filter
  2. watercolor paint
  3. markers
  4. scissors
  5. newspaper
  1. Cut leaf shapes out of unused coffee filters. Tip: Because most leaves are symmetrical, if you fold your coffee filter in half and cut away from the folded edge, you will make a symmetrical leaf. Small children may need some help cutting.

  2. Protect you work surface with newsprint or a piece of cardboard (the coffee filters bleed and allows the markers and watercolor to go right through them!). Decorate the coffee filter leaves with markers and/or paint them with watercolors.

    Be careful, they can tear if you push too hard with the markers or use too much water with the paint!

  3. Allow the "leaves" to dry.

  4. Tape the leaves to a sunny window and admire!