These 60+ easy coffee filter crafts can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you probably already have around the house! No special tools or skills are required, so ANYONE can make these cute coffee filter crafts! Great fun for the entire family!
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Coffee filter crafts are perfect for those days when you feel like getting crafty, but don’t want to make a run to the craft store for supplies. Two cheers for easy crafts that make use of things you already have around the house! Not only are these coffee filter crafts so versatile, they’re also inexpensive, so you can feel free to make lots and LOTS of the projects in this collection! Coffee filter art projects are a great way to get kids of all ages to come up with their own creative ideas!
This collection includes some of our favorite coffee filter crafts including flowers, ladybugs, ocean animals, parachutes, emojis, fireworks, trees, and SO much more! With over 60+ fun crafts, you’re sure to find some great ideas to keep you busy with basic craft supplies!
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Quick & Easy Coffee Filter Crafts
Once you learn the simple technique, you can easily make our Coffee Filter Flowers for all seasons and holidays, and you can customize the colors to match the season. It’s a terrific craft to create lots of budget-friendly décor! We also used coffee filter flowers on our Spring Reading Incentive Chart!
This is a different take on traditional coffee filter flowers. Instead of making huge blossoms, you’ll be making daintier roses in a myriad of colors. With these Coffee Filter Roses from Kids Activities Blog, you can either stay true to rose colors, making them in pinks, reds, whites, yellows, etc. or go wild with colors, as you see here. They’re beautiful either way!
This cute Coffee Filter Crab from Look, We’re Learning looks too sweet to pinch anyone. You don’t need any special materials for this craft—just grab your crayons, coffee filters, and construction paper. It’s such a fun choice for summer before a beach trip or just to have fun learning about ocean animals.
Make these lovely Watercolor Rainbows from Our Kid Things to add a little cheer to your home on a gloomy day. It’s such a fun rainy day activity because it reminds us of brighter days to come! These rainbows are made with watercolor paints; the colors blend together so beautifully as the paint is applied and soaks through the filter.
These Monarch Butterfly Craft with Painted Coffee Filters from Happy Hooligans is a fun, process art activity for kids to do in a classroom or homeschool!
Use this Coffee Filter Planet Earth Craft from About a Mom to start a conversation with kids about taking care of the environment. It’s a fun choice for Earth Day but doesn’t need to be limited to that particular day. These conversations need to happen year-round, and the craft can serve as a reminder to keep the earth beautiful!
Jellyfish crafts are so fun for summer or an ocean-themed unit. This adorable Coffee Filter Jellyfish Craft from Look, We’re Learning is made with a coffee filter and curly ribbons. It couldn’t be easier! And there’s no tie-dying required. Kids can simply color the filters with crayons.
How stunning are these snowflakes made with blue-dyed coffee filters, paper straws, and painted pinwheel pasta? Not only will these Coffee Filter Snowflakes from I Heart Crafty Things look gorgeous decorating your windows for the winter season, but this craft is quite useful in helping kids understand and practice symmetry when creating art!
Perhaps you want to make an entire solar system out of coffee filters—if so, you should check out these Planet Suncatchers from Fun-a-Day! You’ll use markers, coffee filters, and water to make Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. If you’d like to add the dwarf planet, Pluto, you’ll just need to make a tiny version, perhaps out of a cupcake liner instead of a coffee filter.
We just love the bold colors on these Coffee Filter Butterflies from Organized Island! They get their vivid color from using markers instead of food coloring. Their bodies are made from pipe cleaners and beads to keep things simple. You’ll love them so much you’ll want to keep them around a while. Turn them into a garland or add magnets on the back to put them on the fridge. They’d also look gorgeous hanging on strings in a window.
Emojis are a fun way to express ourselves, and both adults and kids use them all the time in text messages and emails. With this Emoji Coffee Filter Craft from Look, We’re Learning, get away from the screens for a while to make some real-life emojis using coffee filters, crayons, and colored pencils. The heart eyes emoji is our favorite, but the sunglasses emoji is a close second!
Boy mamas, rejoice! If you typically have a hard time getting your boys to sit down for a craft, they may change their minds to make some awesome LEGO Ninjago Coffee Filter Craft from Meaningful Mama. You can use washable markers to create this tough look! It would make a fun craft for a party, too!
Perfect as a fall or back-to-school craft for home or the classroom, kids are going to love making these Parts of an Apple Coffee Filter Craft from A Dab of Glue Will Do! This coffee filter apple craft has a unique spin, however, in that kids will learn about the parts of an apple by painting the rind, seeds, stem, and leaves!
To make this Sunflower Suncatcher from Fantastic Fun and Learning, color coffee filters orange, brown, and yellow, and then wet them to allow the colors to spread. The result is a burnt sunny color that’s perfect for making a sunflower suncatcher—glue sunflower seeds to the center to finish it off.
Holiday Coffee Filter Crafts
Popular for Memorial Day and Remembrance Day, red poppies are a symbol of sleep, peace, and death, and as a symbol of those who’ve fought and died in wars. This Red Poppy Craft from Three Little Ferns can jump-start conversations with kids about honoring those who have been killed in the service of their countries.
Whether you need some decorations for the 4th of July or want to give your little ones some fireworks (minus the fire), you’re going to fall in love with these 4th of July Coffee Filter Fireworks from The Suburban Mom. They’ll look amazing on your table for indoor or outdoor gatherings, and kids can wave them around while you watch the parade or the fireworks show in your town!
Here’s another terrific coffee filter craft for the 4th of July. To make these Red, White, and Blue Coffee Filter Stars from Simple Fun for Kids, cut the filters into stars, paint them with liquid watercolors, and let them dry. String them together to make a star-spangled banner for the table or mantle!
These Coffee Filter Ghost Lollipops from Happiness is Homemade are a fun and super simple project for Halloween. Use them to decorate for a Halloween party, to hand out to trick-or-treaters, or to send with your kids as classroom treats. If it’s not Halloween, you can still use this idea to make ballerina lollipops. Tie-dye the coffee filters in soft pastels, and tie a pretty ribbon at the bottom to make them look like tutus.
Gobble, gobble, it’s time to wobble over to your craft closet to gather the materials for these Tie-Dye Coffee Filter Turkeys from Dear Creatives. You’ll need coffee filters, clothespins, paint, googly eyes, and craft foam, among a few other commonplace things. They’ll look totally adorable on your Thanksgiving table or clipped to treat bags for the kids!