As a teacher, it’s not only my job to make sure my students learn everything that they need to do in the school year, but it’s also my job to ensure that it’s FUN AF. Shoutout to the hours I brainstorm and research cool things to entertain these kids with daily! In my latest pursuit of fun art projects, I found this really cool thing to do called Tie Dye Coffee Filter Marker Art!
The best thing about the art projects I find is that it involves using all material you can find in your house. Like who knew that Coffee filters could be turned into art?!
I tried this out with my kids and they absolutely LOVED it. And lemme you, my projects are not always a win, so they are my testers of if things are worth sharing or not. And this one IS!
So here is what you’re need for this very simple but cool project:
– 1 coffee filter per student (if inclined to do more than one they can). I bought a pack of coffee filters from the 99 Cents Store so it was a steal!
– Box of washable markers
– Cup of water
– Pipettes or water spray bottle to release the water from (I specifically use pipettes because remember that importance of practicing fine motor skills I mentioned before?)
– And a tray to hold all the water that we’re about to shoot out
From here, make whatever designs and patterns you’d like on the coffee filters. It can take up the whole filter or bits and parts. What’s cool is seeing how everyone’s design will look different based on how they color it.
Once completely done coloring in, grab the pipettes and start releasing droplets of water on different sections of the coffee filters and see how the colors begin to blend together.
My kids were soooo fascinated with this and seeing all the colors blend together (and not gonna lie, so was I!).
When all done, you’ll notice how the coffee filters become a beautiful tie dye pattern. Let them sit out a bit to fully, but here’s the final result of ours!
And that’s all folks! Super easy but extremely gratifying! Let me know if you try this out with your kids or students and what they think of it!