We made coffee filter suncatchers in fun shapes to display on our sliding glass door. I love that it helps brighten our otherwise dark apartment(we only have windows on one side of the apartment). It’s also the material of the month of at Craft Project Ideas for this month. We were lucky enough to receive the paint dab markers we used in this craft free for reviewing/using in crafts. It’s amazing how fascinating these markers are for kids!
We’ve made coffee filter suncatchers in the past, however, this time I wanted to mix it up a bit. Instead we made fun shapes with the coffee filters and used the paint dabber markers on some instead of regular markers. Little Sister is also learning how to use a scissors so I also incorporated cutting into our craft.
How to make the Dotted Coffee Filter Suncatchers
I grabbed our smaller coffee filters (any size will do) and gave the kids the paint dab markers to make dots all over. They loved spraying them with water and seeing the colors bleed together. After they dry, you can hang them up in a window. I used double-sided tape for ours so the tape would be hidden.
How to make the Flower Suncatchers
We also made flower suncatchers. We used the paint dab markers in the centers and colored the outside ring by using regular markers. I thought it would be fun to make a patterned design on the outer ring of mine alternating colors and using different strokes. Both the kids liked this idea and made their flowers using multiple colors as well. Spray with water. When it has dried, you may wish to add a face or dots in the center. Cut slits to make the flower petals. I cut out a chunk between each so you could see the petals better.
How to make the Sun Suncatcher
Color the center of the coffee filter yellow. Color the outer ring with yellow and orange. Spray with water. Let dry. Draw on a smiley face. My son also drew orange lines from the center circle to the edge.
How to make the Heart Suncatcher
Use the red paint dab marker to make a dotted outline of a heart. Fill the inside. Color around the heart in any colors. Spray with water and let dry. Once dry, we added red lines.
What design would you make? A butterfly or perhaps a ladybug?