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Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft

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This Coffee Filter Rainbow is a fun spring craft for kids to make at home or at school.

With just a few common household art supplies, these cute coffee filter rainbows can be made in about 30 minutes (not including drying time).

You can also use this activity to teach kids about color theory and blending. Plus, it’s the perfect time to learn the colors of the rainbow and incorporate it into other weather learning activities.

Want more rainbow activities? Don’t miss our melting rainbows science experiment, rainbow counting game and this rainbow writing bag

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Woman's hand holding finished rainbow colored coffee filter with cute smiling cloud face. Another completed project is laying down in the background.

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Rainbow Coffee Filter Spring Craft

When I think of spring, I often think of rainbows. They are pretty and fascinating to learn about too.

Kids can practice the order of the rainbow while working on this art project. Encourage them to follow ROY G BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) as they color their coffee filter with markers.

I love this rainbow craft because it’s easy to make and looks adorable when it’s finished. It’s great for toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids. 

Two coffee filter rainbows with smiling clouds laying on white wood photo background.

Younger ones may need a little more assistance gluing it together, but they will enjoy coloring and spraying it!

I think the Kawaii inspired cloud face adds an extra layer of cuteness, like these Kawaii Halloween Flower Pots

If you don’t want to make a face, you can write your child’s name on the cloud instead, glue cotton balls on it, or leave it blank.

When it’s done, you can hang it in the window as a suncatcher!

Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft Supplies

If you don’t have these materials on hand, you can find them on Amazon, at the Dollar Tree Store (yes even online!), or wherever you prefer to shop for crafting supplies.

How to Make a Coffee Filter Rainbow With Cloud

Begin by flattening your round coffee filters. Then add colors in circles, in rainbow order with washable markers.

Flattened coffee filter drawn on with markers in rainbow color order. Markers laying next to filter and small spray bottle with water.

Place your colored coffee filter papers on a cookie sheet and mist with water to watch the magic as the colors spread and blend! 

TIP: Wax or freezer paper will work as well in place of a cookie sheet, but place an old towel underneath to protect your work surface.

Set them aside to dry. Depending on the humidity, it will take about 1-2 hours for the filters to air dry. Some readers have suggested using a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.

Once dry, fold the colored coffee filters in half and cut along the fold with scissors. This will create two rainbow shapes from each filter.

Rainbow colored coffee filters cut in half laying on white wood background with pair of purple handled scissors.

Next you will make the cloud shape. You can cut one out free hand or use our free printable pattern. Download, print and cut out the cloud pattern HERE

Trace one cloud shape onto white craft paper and cut out with scissors. Glue cloud to the rainbow with either a glue gun or tacky craft glue. (Tacky glue will take longer to dry, but can be used by kids.)

One paper cloud cut out of white paper and another traced and getting cut out.

Trace two circles onto pink craft paper and then cut out with scissors to use as the cheeks.

Assemble the Kawaii inspired face on the cloud, using our pictures as your guide. Glue on googly eyes, then the cheeks. Lastly, draw a smile on the face with a marker.

White cloud shape glued to rainbow coffee filter. Googly eyes and cute smile added to cloud to make a face.

Hang them up for lovely spring craft decorations!

More Coffee Filter Crafts:

More Spring Crafts:

Two coffee filter rainbows with smiling clouds laying on white wood photo background.

Coffee Filter Rainbow Cloud

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Coffee filters and washable markers transform into a magical rainbow craft for kids!

Materials

  • Round White Coffee Filters
  • Assorted Googly Eyes
  • Washable Markers
  • White and Pink craft paper (cardstock or construction paper)
  • Cloud Pattern PDF

Tools

  • Glue gun and glue sticks or a tacky craft glue
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Begin by flattening your round coffee filters. Then add colors in circles, in rainbow order with washable markers.
  2. Place your colored coffee filter papers on a cookie sheet and mist with water to watch the magic as the colors spread and blend! 
  3. TIP: Wax or freezer paper will work as well in place of a cookie sheet, but place an old towel underneath to protect your work surface.
  4. Set them aside to dry. Depending on the humidity, it will take about 1-2 hours for the filters to air dry. Some readers have suggested using a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
  5. Once dry, fold the colored coffee filters in half and cut along the fold with scissors. This will create two rainbow shapes from each filter.
  6. Next you will make the cloud shape. You can cut one out free hand or use our free printable pattern. Download, print and cut out patterns HERE. 
  7. Trace one cloud shape onto white craft paper and cut out with scissors. Glue cloud to the rainbow with either a glue gun or tacky craft glue. (Tacky glue will take longer to dry, but can be used by kids.)
  8. Trace two circles onto pink craft paper and then cut out with scissors to use as the cheeks.
  9. Assemble the Kawaii inspired face on the cloud, using our pictures as your guide. Glue on googly eyes, then the cheeks. Lastly, draw a smile on the face with a marker.
  10. Hang them up for lovely spring craft decorations!

Notes

Drying time may vary.

Did you make this project?

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Completed rainbow coffee filter crafts and text overlay describing project.

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