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Colorful Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Posted on December 12, 2012 by Darcy Le Fleming | 0 comments

This is a super easy way to add some winter flair to your home and all you need is; coffee filters, paint brushes, food coloring, scissors and string! 

Start by making snowflakes out of the coffee filters. If you don't know how to do this, you can find lots of tutorials online with a quick search here's an example. My little one isn't skilled with scissors yet so I did the cutting and let her unfold them so she thought she was actually "making" the snowflake. 

Once our snowflakes were cut, I had her add food coloring to water.

Then I gave her a couple of paint brushes and let her start painting away. 

She really enjoyed watching the snowflakes soak up the color and I was surprised that she remained engaged long enough to finish all of them. 

Afterwards, I had a pile of wet snowflakes which I spread out on a towel to dry while my daughter napped. By the time she woke up, they were completely dry. I strung them with a needle and thread and hung them in the window. The result is very lovely and we love to watch them blow in the wind (aka drafty window) Happy Crafting! 


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