This coffee filter sun craft is so much fun for summer! My 3 year old daughter is obsessed with painting. I’m always looking for fun preschool art projects to do with her. We came up with this easy coffee filter preschool craft and it was so much fun! The end result is brightly colored suns that look great hung up in your window.
Coffee filters are so much fun to paint on because the paint spreads and creates such a cool style. We used several colors to create our sun crafts and they bled together in some places to make some great color combinations.
This art project cost me a bit of elbow grease. See that white stucco wall behind my daughter? As soon as I turned around she started painting it with red paint. Fortunately I always use washable paint with kids so it came out completely but it took a bit of scrubbing.
All those people who told me girls were easier than boys . . . they lied. Good thing she’s cute!
- Coffee filters
- Paint – This is the set of waterproof paint we used. They come in cute little containers and I love how easy it is to get it off clothes.
Put your coffee filter down in front of you and smooth it down until it lays flat.
Mix your paint colors with just a bit of water. The runnier your paint is the more it will spread when it hits the coffee filter. You could even use food coloring in water and drip it onto the coffee filter with an eye dropper.
Paint your coffee filter any way you’d like. We tried a few different patterns and they all turned out super cool looking.
Let your painted coffee filters dry completely then cut every other fold on the coffee filter to create sun rays. We kind of guessed on a few of these because if you add a bunch of paint the folds in the coffee filter aren’t as clear.
Hang your coffee filter suns in your window and let the light come through. These make really fun decorations for summer (or any other time of the year).
Don’t have time to plan summer projects?
I totally get it. We have those moments around here more often than I’d like to admit. One of my favorite summer boredom busters is Kiwi Crate (and their partner crates for different age groups). They come with everything you need to have some fun with your kids and the projects are always amazing!
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