Stay Engaged: Crafting Time with the Kiddos
- 2 coffee filters
- Washable markers (Any variety will do)
- An eye dropper or small measuring spoon
- 1 pipe cleaner
Layer the two coffee filters on top of each other, and flatten them out a little. Then have your kids color their designs onto the filters using the markers. After they are finished, take the eye dropper or spoon and a little water, and dampen the coffee filters completely, (we recommend on a baking sheet, to catch any mess!) Lay the filters outside to dry (which should happen pretty quickly with the Arizona summer right around the corner!)
Take them inside and separate the two layers. Then fold each one individually back and forth, (accordion style). You should end up with two strips. Then lay the two strips on top of each other, and twist the pipe cleaner around the middle. Pinch and bend the ends of the pipe cleaner to make little antennae. Finally, let your children pull apart the folds to reveal their beautiful butterfly!