View Full Version : Coffee filter butterflies

04-22-09, 10:39 AM
This is a great craft to do with your kids. It's easy and not that much mess to clean up afterwards! ;)

We hung ours from the ceiling with fishing line. So it looks like they're flying around the house!
What you'll need:

black chenille stem or I used straight clothes pins
Paper coffee filter
Markers and Crayons

How to make it:

Flatten the coffee filters out and color as desired.
Fold the chenille stem in half. Remember, you are only using half of a chenille stem to begin with.
Fold the coffee filter accordion style, in about " pleats.
Position the pleated coffee filter into the bent end of the chenille stem. Center the filter at the bend.
Twist the chenille stem around the filter to secure it in place.
Bend the tips of the chenille stems over about " to create the antennae.
Fan out the butterfly wings.
If desired, hang with yarn or fishing line.

04-22-09, 11:04 AM
Those are so cute! What a cool idea!