Over the last few years I had a blast using coffee filters and Crayola markers to create different crafts including flowers, a wreath, rainbow and even a butterfly. Today it's all about red, white and blue and this fun craft I want to share with you (you like what I did there). For this week's Crayola Facebook live I am showing you a fun craft for toddlers to teens!
The Crayola supplies I used for today's craft can be found at Crayola.com!
- White Coffee Filters (60ish depending on the size flag)
- Crayola Markers
- Crayola Washable Liquid Glue
- Scrap Cardboard (the back of the Crayola Giant Construction Paper Pad works great)
- Cup of Water
- String or Ribbon
- Hole Punch
- Flatten the coffee filters and scribble all over them. Scribble 24 red coffee filters and 12 blue coffee filters. You will keep about 24-34 coffee filters plain white.
- Fold the colored coffee filters in half two times. When completed it will look like a pie slice.
- Dip the folded coffee filter in the cup of water. Lift out and let it drip dry over the cup.
- An alternative to dipping the coffee filter is to use a paint brush. Lay the coffee filter flat and paint it with water spreading the color around.
- Let the coffee filters air dry or speed up the drying process with a blow dryer.
- Unfold all the coffee filters.
- Punch holes in the top corners of the cardboard.
- Tie a piece of string to each end. This can be be used to hang the flag.
- Gather a blue coffee filter from the center.
- Place a dot of glue in the top left corner of your card board and stick the center of the blue coffee filter to the cardboard.
- Do the same with the rest of the blue making a rectangle shape. Glue then close together so you do not see the the cardboard.
- Do the same thing with the red and white creating a striped pattern.
TADA! You have your very own American Flag!
Happy Crafting Friends!