About 7 years ago, I gave up coffee.
My husband and I had been HUGE caffeine junkies up until that point in time, and were known to drink 8 cups a day (A DAY!!!), but when he fell very ill and needed to cut coffee, booze, sugar, and pretty much every other delicious thing out of his diet, I decided to jump on board and take the challenge with him.
Of course, I wasn’t prepared for just how painful it would be to give up my java-drinking existence, and after 10 straight days of feeling as though someone had beaten the you-know-what out of me, I vowed I would never drink coffee again.
I made good on that promise for over 5 years and felt amazing, but after sampling a cup of decaf while out with friends a couple of years ago, I’m back to my coffee-loving ways. It started with a morning trip to Starbucks after I dropped my daughter off at preschool, and has developed into a full-fledged addiction again, and I feel like I’m forever fishing the coffee filters out of our pantry so I can put a fresh pot on.
The good news is that there are HEAPS of cool crafts you can do with coffee filters to keep your little ones busy, which makes me feel much less guilty about all of the caffeine I pour down my throat each day.
Here are 25 of our favorite coffee filter crafts for kids. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
1. Coffee Filter Umbrella Craft (Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles)
2. Eskimo Craft (Carrot Top x 3)
3. Chihuly Art (Ms. Motta’s Mixed Media)
4. Monster Marker Prints (Housing a Forest)
5. Coffee Filter Stained Glass Earth (I Can Teach My Child)
6. Fall Tree Craft (Reading Confetti)
7. Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft (Red Ted Art)
8. Tye-Dye Coffee Filters (Mommy with Selective Memory)
9. Coffee Filter Tree Collage (Art Projects for Kids)
10. Coffee Filter Boat (Glued to My Crafts)
11. Coffee Filter Sunflower (Family Corner)
12. Coffee Filter Jellyfish (Tippy Toe Crafts)
13. Coffee Filter Ghost (Go Grow Go!)
14. Coffee Filter Spiderwebs (The Artful Parent)
15. Coffee Filter Planets (Fun-A-Day)
16. Snail Suncatchers (No Time For Flash Cards)
17. Coffee Filter Flower (Kinder Craze)
18. Coffee Filter Turkey (Buggy and Buddy)
19. Coffee Filter Parachute Guy (StL Motherhood)
20. Coffee Filter Snowman (Cherished Bliss)
21. Rainbow Marker Coffee Filter Experiment (Make and Takes)
22. Coffee Filter Fall Leaf Garland (Popsugar)
23. Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher Craft (A Little Pinch of Perfect)
24. Apple Coffee Filter Craft (Gift of Curiosity)
25. The Best Coffee Filter Project Ever! (Elementary Art Fun)
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