Want to know what crafts to make with coffee filters? Easy to make, these coffee filter Christmas trees are such a fun craft to add to your Christmas activities. Coffee filters are a MUST have addition to any science or craft kit! Soluble science is combined with unique process art to make these colorful Christmas trees below. We love do-able Christmas crafts for kids!
COFFEE FILTER CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS
SIMPLE SOLUBLE SCIENCE
Why do the colors on your coffee filter Christmas tree blend together? It’s all to do with solubility. If something is soluble that means it will dissolve in that liquid (or solvent). The ink used in these washable markers dissolves in what? The water of course!
In this coffee filter craft, the water (solvent) is meant to dissolve the marker ink (solute). For this to happen, the molecules in both the water and the ink must be attracted to each other. When you added drops of water to the designs on the paper, the ink should spread out and run through the paper with the water.
Note: Permanent markers do not dissolve in water but in alcohol. You can see this in action here with our tie-dye Valentine cards.
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COFFEE FILTER CHRISTMAS TREE
- Coffee filters
- Washable markers – green, blue, purple, yellow
- Spray water bottle
- Yellow cardstock or star stickers
HOW TO MAKE A COFFEE FILTER CHRISTMAS TREE
STEP 1. Start by spreading out a coffee filter. Then color in the coffee filter with the washable markers. Experiment with different patterns for unique results.
STEP 2. Spray the coffee filter with a water bottle until just wet. It needs to be completely wet but not soaked or the color will run. About 3 or 4 sprays.
STEP 3. Let the coffee filters dry completely.
STEP 4. Once dry, fold the coffee filter in half.
Then fold one side in and fold the other side in, too so that the half is now folded in thirds. Insert a clothespin on the inner folds.
STEP 5. Finally, cut a star out of yellow cardstock or use star stickers for added ease. Stick the star to the top of the watercolor tree.
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FUN COFFEE FILTER CHRISTMAS CRAFT FOR KIDS
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