Looking for a fun-to-make coffee filter art project to make? This beautiful and simple coffee filter craft makes a beautiful sunrise using a few simple materials such as markers and coffee filters. Children of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd graders and more will love seeing how the colors blend together to make a stunning work of art!
Coffee filter crafts
With the temperatures rising, many of us will spend more time outside! Why not get up early one morning and catch the incredible sunrise? It is a beautiful time of year to do so. Once you have spent time admiring nature’s beauty unfold, try making this gorgeous (and easy!) coffee filter sunrise art! Your kids will be amazed with the process! And the results are equally mesmerizing! Peel back that coffee filter and reveal a stunning sunrise!
To make your own, gorgeous coffee filter sunrise, you will need a few simple materials you probably already have on hand:
- Coffee filters
- Markers of all colors (think colors in a sunrise)
- White Glue
- Spray bottle
- Cardstock in desired colors
- Cotton balls
Coffee filter art
To start making your sunrise:
Fold your coffee filter in half. Leave intact.
Use your markers to add color. You may notice the coffee filter already has a sunrise appearance to it! Fill in the half circle on the bottom to create the rising sun, use the ridges on the coffee filter as a guide for the sunrays! Be sure to use markers with good saturation. This will ensure your colors transfer well.
Grab your desired color of cardstock. Lighter colors will show the marker transfer more vividly.
Turn your paper horizontally. Place the folded coffee filter with the marker side up over the bottom half of the paper. Lay it flat. See the picture for reference.
Lightly spray the marker-colored filter. It should be damp but not soaked. Press down any areas that may protrude. It will help transfer the color more effectively if you press lightly all around the sunrise.
After a minute, remove the coffee filter. Viola! You have a stunning sunrise!
Use green paper to create rolling hills at the bottom. Apply with white school glue.
Grab your cotton. Pull pieces apart and glue around the sunrise. You could add trees, sheep, or little houses! There are many possibilities! Enjoy the process!!
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