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Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft

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This coffee filter snowflake is the perfect winter craft for kids. They are easy to make, use common craft supplies and only take 20 minutes.

I love how different every snowflake turns out simply by adjusting where you cut them.

Looking for more coffee filter crafts? Check out this coffee filter reindeer and coffee filter heart!

Top show two completed coffee filter snowflakes that are a blend of pink, purple, and blue colors. Bottom shows five different shaped coffee filter snowflakes. Middle has light blue rectangle with white text that reads Coffee Filter Snowflakes.

Winter Snowflake Coffee Filter Craft

Aren’t these coffee filter snowflakes lovely?

These are a great holiday or winter craft project to make at home as a family or at school for a simple holiday art center.

Preschoolers and kindergartners will practice fine motor skills as they color the coffee filters. Grade schoolers can practice folding and cutting with scissors.

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

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

Angled view of several coffee filter snowflakes strung up as garland hanging from a brick fireplace mantel.

They can also be placed on your Christmas tree or made into an ornament by attaching a loop of ribbon to the snowflake. 

Another idea is to hang a bunch of them from the ceiling at varying lengths to turn any room into a winter wonderland. 

Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft Supplies:

How to Make Coffee Filter Snowflakes:

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.

Three round coffee filter with a variety of designs drawn on them with markers laying overlapped on piece of parchment paper.

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! Set aside to dry.

Three wet coffee filters with marker colors blending together. Filter on left is bright pink, middle filter is blue and green, and right filter is light purple.

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

Once your coffee filter is dry, it’s time to make your snowflake!

Round coffee filter tie dyed blue, green, and pink, laying on dark wooden table.

Start by folding your coffee filter in half, then in half again and fold it in half one more time (3 folds total).

Three image collage demonstrating how to fold the coffee filter for this craft tutorial.

Use a pencil to plan where to cut first so you can erase if you make a mistake or cut snowflake patterns freehand.

Pencil laying on dark wooden table next to blue, green, and pink tie dyed coffee filter folded like a triangle with lines drawn on it to show where to cut.

You can use our fold and cut pictures to guide you on where to cut and spark your creativity.

Collage of three sets of side by side photos showing how coffee filter was cut next to unfolded, complete snowflake to show design result.

There are so many different snowflake patterns you can cut to make yours unique.

Side by side of two different coffee filters cut differently and showing the end result with unfolded.

Gently unfold your cut snowflake and marvel at how wonderful it is!

Want to add a touch of sparkle to your snowflakes? Apply a thin layer of glitter glue to your dry tie dyed coffee filters. You can do this before or after cutting into snowflakes.

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Overhead view of five finished coffee filter snowflake crafts cut in different shapes and patterns and in different colors laying on dark wooden table.

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

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

Make pretty coffee filter snowflakes with this easy winter craft for kids.

Materials

  • Round White Coffee Filters
  • Washable Markers

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Water Spray Bottle (for color blending)
  • Paper Plate or parchment paper

Instructions

  1. Start by flattening out round coffee filters.
  2. Draw on them with washable markers in a variety of patterns or simply lightly color the entire area.
  3. Place the colored coffee filter on a paper plate, sheet of parchment paper, craft mat or large zipper baggie and spray with water. Set aside to dry.
  4. Once dry, fold your coffee filter in half, then in half again and fold it in half one more time (3 folds total).
  5. Cut out different shapes/patterns along the side of the folded coffee filter. (You can use our fold and cut pictures in the post to guide you on where to cut.) Use a pencil to plan where to cut first so you can erase if you make a mistake.
  6. Unfold your cut snowflake and marvel at how wonderful it is!

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.

Add a touch of sparkle to your snowflakes by applying a thin layer of glitter glue to the dry tie dyed coffee filters. You can do this before or after cutting into snowflakes.

Did you make this project?

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