The Perfect Spring Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft For Your Kids

I’ve been hyping up this butterfly craft on my Instagram for a couple weeks, so hopefully everyone loves it! This cute and easy craft is so pretty for spring time. If you’re a teacher, your classroom will look bright and cheery with these hanging from the ceilings! If you’re doing these with your kids at home, they’ll look pretty hanging in a big window!

The best part about this craft is it’s great for toddlers all the way up to kindergartners.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Round coffee filters
  • Markers/sharpie
  • Clothespins
  • Spray bottle
  • Pipe cleaners (or “fuzzy sticks” as they’re now called….)

First, have your child color the coffee filter any way they want. When they’re done coloring, spray the coffee filter with water. This will help blend the colors and give it that tie-dye look.


Then you can either wait for it to dry (they dry fairly quick) or use a hairdryer to dry it in seconds. Once the coffee filter is dry, pinch it in the middle and clip it into the clothes pin. We used a sharpie to add a little face on the clothespin.

Lastly, add some antennae. I twisted the pipe cleaner around the clothespin. You can also cut it and clip it into the clothes pin with the coffee filter. Either works!


Here’s how our butterflies came out….and I can’t help but notice the color difference between my son and daughter’s butterflies!


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