To make this Tie Dye Coffee Filter Butterfly, grab a regular-sized coffee filter and let your child color it with markers. The more it is colored, the better. My son is still in the scribbling stage so I also colored one along with him so he could see the colors blend together more clearly. When we finished, I took the colored coffee filters and placed them in the bath tub. I grabbed a spray bottle and helped my son spray them with water. It was so fun to see his reaction when he saw the colors blend together- he kept saying “Oh wow!”
When it finished drying, I scrunched it up and placed a clothespin in the middle of it (you could also color the clothespin if you wanted). To complete the butterfly, I cut a pipe cleaner, bent it in half, and placed it in the clothespin for antennas. So cute when it’s finished!
Anyone who wants to make these and help a great cause at the same time, please to to the Houston Holocaust Museum website and read about their butterfly project.<br /><br />http://www.hmh.org/ed_butterfly1.shtml<br /><br />On the right hand side of the page, you'll see a link for a submission form. The museum is in great need of more butterflies to reach their goal of 1.5 million by June of