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Coffee Filter Hearts Valentine Craft for Kids

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These coffee filter hearts are the perfect Valentine’s Day craft for kids to make at home or school.

They are easy to make, use common craft supplies and only take less than 20 minutes (not including drying time).

We also have a printable heart template you can use to keep all of your hearts the same size and shape.

Get creative and see how many different things you can make and decorate with these hearts! 

Looking for more coffee filter crafts? Check out this coffee filter rainbow and this coffee filter ladybug.

Four tie dyed coffee filter hearts at top of image and three placed in a window on bottom part of image. Between pictures a pink box with white and black text reads Coffee Filter Hearts Valentine Craft for Kids.

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Valentine’s Day Coffee Filter Heart Craft

This is a great Valentine’s Day project to make at home, as a family, or at school for a simple art center activity. 

Working on these will help preschoolers and kindergartners practice fine motor skills as they color and spray the coffee filters with water.

Older kids can complete this project with little to no assistance.

All children can practice folding, tracing the template, and cutting with scissors.

Children will love spraying the colored coffee filters with water and watching the colors blend too.

Once complete, there are a few ways to use your coffee filter hearts.

Pink and purple colored coffee filter hearts strung up as garland using twine on a brick mantel.

You can create a gorgeous garland to hang on the wall, mantel, or across the window by stringing them along a length of twine or string.

Or put them up in your window for a fun suncatcher decoration.

Kids can also glue them onto construction paper for a simple and lovely DIY homemade Valentine.

Homemade valentine card made with pink card stock and two different sized coffee filter hearts glued to the front.

Make these along with our felt conversation hearts and stained glass heart cookies for a super special day of crafting.

Coffee Filter Heart Craft Supplies:

How to Make Coffee Filter Hearts:

Print out the heart template (file 124 in our free printable resource library.) Cut out the heart patterns to trace on the coffee filters.

Please note: The template includes a couple different sizes. The smaller size was used for the hearts in these photos.

You can trace and cut the coffee filters into heart shapes before starting or after they’ve been tie dyed with markers.

Start by flattening out round coffee filters. Draw on them with washable markers in a variety of patterns or simply lightly color the entire area.

One round coffee filter colored with purple and pink markers laying next to another colored with red and pink markers.

Children may use whichever colors they want. Some pretty combinations include reds, pinks, and purples, but they do not have to be limited to traditional Valentine’s Day colors.

Place the colored coffee filter on a paper plate, sheet of parchment paper, craft mat or large zipper baggie and spray with water.

Have fun watching the magic of the colors move and blend! Then set aside to dry.

White girl's hand squirting water with a small spray bottle onto coffee filters colored with purple, red, and pink markers.

The drying time will vary depending on how much water is sprayed on the coffee filter during the blending stage.

Once your coffee filters are dry, it’s time to cut out the hearts if they were not pre-cut before coloring.

Red and pink dyed coffee filter with heart shape cut out of the center laying next to the heart cut out.

Now your coffee filter hearts are ready to be used as decorations or to create a homemade card!

Three pink and red coffee filter hearts in a window with snow outside behind them.

Tips for Making Coffee Filter Hearts:

These may require additional drying time depending on how much water is sprayed on the coffee filter during the blending stage.

If you don’t have a paper plate or parchment paper, a zippered bag can also be used as a work surface. Placing the filter paper on one of these surfaces helps so the color doesn’t run out onto your table.

You can also freehand any hearts by folding the dried coffee filter in half and tracing half a heart (lining up the middle of the heart with the folded end) and unfolding.

Four completed coffee filter hearts laying on an off white craft mat. One heart is blue and pink tie dyed and the other three are various shades of red and pink.

More Valentine’s Day Crafts:

GET THE FREE PRINTABLE HEART CRAFT TEMPLATE

Coffee Filter Hearts Craft

Coffee Filter Hearts Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make these pretty coffee filter hearts for a quick and easy Valentine's Day craft for kids.

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Water Spray Bottle (for color blending)
  • Paper Plate, parchment paper, ziploc bag or craft mat

Instructions

  1. Print out the heart template (file 124 in our free printable resource library.) Cut out the heart patterns to trace on the coffee filters. Please note: The template includes a couple different sizes. The smaller size was used for the hearts in these photos.
  2. You can trace and cut the coffee filters into heart shapes before starting or after they've been tie dyed with markers.
  3. Start by flattening out round coffee filters. Draw on them with washable markers in a variety of patterns or simply lightly color the entire area.
  4. Children may use whichever colors they want. Some pretty combinations include reds, pinks, and purples, but they do not have to be limited to traditional Valentine's Day colors.
  5. Place the colored coffee filter on a paper plate, sheet of parchment paper, craft mat or large zipper baggie and spray with water.
  6. Have fun watching the magic of the colors move and blend! Then set aside to dry.
  7. The drying time will vary depending on how much water is sprayed on the coffee filter during the blending stage.
  8. Once your coffee filters are dry, it’s time to cut out the hearts if they were not pre-cut before coloring.
  9. Now your coffee filter hearts are ready to be used as decorations or to create a homemade card!

Notes

These may require additional drying time depending on how much water is sprayed on the coffee filter during the blending stage.

If you don’t have a paper plate or parchment paper, a zippered bag can also be used as a work surface. Placing the filter paper on one of these surfaces helps so the color doesn't run out onto your table.

You can also freehand any hearts by folding the dried coffee filter in half and tracing half a heart (lining up the middle of the heart with the folded end) and unfolding.

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