Make Coffee Filter Butterflies

Transform a coffee filter into a beautiful butterfly with markers and water.

What You Need

  • clip clothespin
  • coffee filter
  • glue
  • washable markers
  • pipe cleaner
  • 7 mini pom-poms
  • spray bottle filled with water

What You Do

  • STEP 1: Draw on Coffee Filter

    Use the markers to draw a design on the coffee filter.

    coffee filter buterfly

  • STEP 2: Spray Filter with Water

    Place the coffee filter on paper towels and spray lightly with water. Set aside until it is dry.

  • STEP 3: Make Butterfly’s Body

    Glue pom-poms on the flat side of the clothespin to make the butterfly’s body.

  • STEP 4: Make Butterfly’s Wings

    Wrap the pipe cleaner around the middle of the coffee filter to make the butterfly’s wings.

  • STEP 5: Make Butterfly’s Antennae

    Clip the coffee filter and pipe cleaner with the clothespin. Bend the pipe cleaner to make the butterfly’s antennae.