My kids have the flu right now so not only are they cooped up at home but they are also highly irritable and don’t feel well so we decided to do some simple crafts and experiments with them to keep the occupied. This tie dye coffee filter craft was SO incredibly simple and didn’t require anything other than household materials.
You’ll need a coffee filter, markers, water, and a dish or plate of some sort.
Color the coffee filter to your heart’s content with markers, then place it inside any type of bowl or dish that will hold a little bit of water.
We had pipettes that we used to suck up water but you can have your kids either dip their fingers in a cup of water and shake off the water or use a small spoon to handle the water. You’ll simply want to take small amounts of water and pour or shake it onto your coffee filter that you colored.
Pipettes are great if you have them but they are not necessary!
As the water soaks into the coffee filter the colors from the marker disperses and creates a tie dye effect! If you add too much water, however, it will wash most of the color off of your coffee filter so be careful! Hang them to dry when you are done and then tape them up on a window or door as a sun catcher!