Fall Leaf Coffee Filter Art

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This past Thursday morning we were having a rough time around our house. It seemed like everyone was grumpy and not getting along very well. Does that ever happen at your house? We were just getting ready to sit down and start school and I was tired of all the grumpiness so I decided to start our school day with a fun art project, instead of saving it for last. And boy did it make a big difference in all the attitudes! They had a blast and afterward, everyone was in a great mood and we got all our schoolwork done before noon! It’s amazing how a little relaxing art & creativity can change the atmosphere.

We made Fall Leaf Coffee Filters and it was so much fun! (By the way, that red spot on Hulk’s arm is paint!)




These were actually very easy to make. Here’s what you need:

  • Coffee Filters
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Paint Brushes

I cut out some of the filters in leaf shapes and others they just painted round. We used some liquid watercolors that we have, but you can easily use any kind of watercolors that you have. These are the kind we used:



I got these from Rainbow Resource in a pack of 10 different colors and they have lasted us for several years. They have such vibrant colors, they are our favorites. They were a little bit pricy, but they do last for a long time and they are worth it!

I used some recycled egg cartons, make sure you use the Styrofoam kind and not the cardboard. The cardboard kind will soak up the paint.  All the kids had to do was dip their brush in a color and touch it to the filter and the paint would spread and make the prettiest designs! They had so much fun making these and they turned out beautiful!

Make sure to put some type of towel underneath to soak up the extra paint that goes through the filter. If you use paper towels, you will find some neat designs on those as well when you pick up the coffee filter, almost like a hidden surprise!


















Art is so much fun! What kind of art projects are you working on? I’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to comment!



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