Want to know what crafts to make with coffee filters? Easy to make and easy to cut, these coffee filter snowflakes are such a fun craft to add to your winter theme lesson plans. Coffee filters are a MUST have addition to any science or STEAM kit! Simple science is combined with unique process art to make these colorful snowflakes below. We love do-able snowflake activities for kids!
HOW TO MAKE SNOWFLAKES OUT OF COFFEE FILTERS
How are snowflakes formed? The structure of a snowflake can be found in just 6 water molecules that form a crystal.
The crystal begins with a tiny speck of dust or pollen which catches water vapor out of the air and eventually forms the simplest of snowflake shapes, a tiny hexagon called “diamond dust”. Then randomness takes over!
More water molecules land and attach to the flake. Depending on the temperature and humidity, those simple hexagons give rise to seemingly infinite shapes.
Create your own fun and unique snowflakes below with this easy snowflake coffee filter craft. Let’s get started!
COFFEE FILTER SNOWFLAKES
- Coffee filters
- Squirt bottle of water
- Paper plates
HOW TO MAKE COFFEE FILTER SNOWFLAKE
STEP 1. Color in the coffee filter with markers. Be creative in your design with varied colors and patterns!
TIP: Place your flattened coffee filter onto a paper plate to make it easier to color in.
STEP 2. Lightly mist the coffee filter with water until the colors blend together. Leave the filter to dry.
Learn more about solubility and coffee filters here!
STEP 3. Fold the coffee filter in half and then fold in half again two more times.
STEP 4. Cut out small shapes on both sides of your triangle shape.
STEP 5. Unfold to reveal your unique snowflake design.
STEP 6. Display as is or glue your coffee filter snowflake onto the paper plate to hang up.
MORE FUN WINTER IDEAS
Looking for even more winter activities for the kiddos, we have a great list that ranges from winter science experiments to snow slime recipes to snowman crafts. Plus, they all use common household supplies making your set up even easier and your wallet even happier!
MAKE SNOWFLAKES OUT OF COFFEE FILTERS THIS WINTER
Click on the image below or on the link for more fun snowflake activities for kids.