Who loves Dr. Seuss? We do! The Lorax is one of our most favorite books. My son has grown up in the birthplace of Dr. Seuss, so we are particularly excited about Read Across America every March. Our tie dyed coffee filter art is inspired by The Lorax written by Dr. Seuss. This is one of the first books we purchased for our son before he was born!
Tie Dyed Coffee Filter Art Inspired Dr. Seuss
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Read Across America with The Lorax. Pairing a book with an activity is always fun and can make the literacy experience even more meaningful to young children. My son isn’t a huge fan of the creative arts unless I can make it super fun and pretty quick. Plus if I can add a little science too it, that’s a bonus. I planned a tie dyed coffee filter art and science activity inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.
Tie dyed coffee filter art is pretty cool! Art with a touch of science.
Coffee Filter Art Supplies
Spray Bottle and Water
MAKE TIE DYED COFFEE FILTER ART!
STEP 1: Color, scribble, or draw on coffee filters. I showed my son how to use the side of the marker to make thicker marks. This is a terrific fine motor activity and pre-writing activity for young kids. My son particularly loves to scribble.
STEP 2: Use the squirt bottle to spray the coffee filter art master piece with water. Make sure to thoroughly wet it down. Check out what’s happening. The colors are bleeding together as the coffee filter absorbs the water. The washable markers are affected by the water which causes the reaction and creates the tie dyed coffee filter!
STEP 3: Once thoroughly wet, pick it up and place it on a paper towel. Let your tie dyed coffee filter art dry.
Our tie dyed coffee filter art dried pretty quickly which is perfect for an impatient little boy.
So how is our tie dyed coffee filter art inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax? We made the planet Earth with blues and greens since the Lorax loves his environment and we do too. We also made Truffla Trees because of course the Lorax adores his beautiful and colorful trees.
Simple art and literacy with a touch of science. I bet you can set this up today!
Tie dyed coffee filter art is a great, quick activity any day.