Coffee Filter Fridge Magnets

Coffee Filter Butterflies with Tissue Paper

Summary:

You can use coffee filters and food coloring to make cute fridge magnets.

What You Need:

  • Round Paper Coffee Filters
  • Food Coloring – springtime colors – pinks, blues, greens. (you can also use watered down tempera or watercolor paint)
  • Water
  • Several margarine containers (to hold the water)
  • Eye droppers (optional)
  • Twist ties
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue
  • Magnet sheet (you can find this at any office supply store)
  • Paper Towels
  • A covered work area.

What You Do:

  1. First prepare your colored water by adding a few drops of food coloring or paint to your dishes of water.
  2. If using an eye dropper, take your coffee filter, flatten it out and drop various colors on the filter. The colors will run and blend beautifully.
  3. If you don’t have an eye dropper, then take your coffee filter and dip different areas of it into the colored water. Again, the colors will blend and run together.
  4. Let dry.
  5. When dry, take the coffee filter and pinch it together in the middle so you have two billowy sides … like a bow.
  6. Wrap a twist tie around the center to secure it
  7. Then, twist a pipe cleaner around the center and let it stick out at the top like antennae.
  8. Glue a piece of magnet to the back and voila … A Coffee Filter Fridge Magnet for Spring.

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