Coffee Filter Suncatchers for Earth Day – #FridayFrivolity

It’s finally springtime and I could not be happier. This week at Friday Frivolity we’re celebrating the Earth. Earth Day is April 22 and we wanted to honor that special day and celebrate the phrase “April showers bring May flowers.” The craft I’m bringing you today incorporates both those ideas. This week I made coffee filter suncatchers. It’s a super kid-friendly craft that uses materials you probably already have.

Materials

Coffee filters are the basis of this craft. It’s something most of us already have laying around the house but if not you can pick up a huge pack at the dollar store for virtually nothing.

Watercolors are what make it pretty to look through. I used a basic, non-toxic set that came with one of my daughter’s coloring books.

Construction paper is used for the cutouts. You can use almost any color you want that compliments your scheme but darker colors do work best.

Glue holds the cut-outs in place. I used Elmer’s but any clear drying glue will do.

What to do

Use the watercolors to paint your coffee filter with any pattern or design you like. I chose to do a green/blue/yellow one for the rain and a pink/red/orange one for the flowers. When do in this step I used my hands to apply streaks of colors. You could use a paint brush if that’s more comfortable but I found that using my hands was faster. My daughter had a blast getting her fingers dirty. Let the coffee filters dry completely. I left mine to dry overnight.

Using the construction paper, cut out the designs you’d like your suncatchers to have. I cut raindrops and a cloud from blue paper and petal shapes from pink.

 

After making sure your coffee filter is dry glue your cutouts onto the filter. Let the glue dry and enjoy!

I love the way these came out and I love how customizable they are. This idea could work for a variety of occasions. This is a great craft idea for toddlers and younger kids. Many suncatcher crafts out there use beads and other materials not safe for the littles. As long as you are the one to cut the designs out every step of this DIY is safe with supervision.

How are you celebrating Earth Day this year?

 

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Featured Post from Last Week:

 

 My featured post this week is from YadaDarcyYada. Her post Now You’re Just Some Bunny That I Used to Know tackles Autism Awareness Day. She quite eloquently explains what it means to be differently challenged and gives us some clever examples of things we used to believe that now we have a better understanding of.
In a fun twist, since we now have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple FEATURES….
but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there! 😉
 
 

The Hosts:

Audrey is a wonderfully eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore – “MUsings NOt FOod RElated.” Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! She has some free spring stock images available for you to use for your blog, social media posts, etc.

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity

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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an “un-labelly spot” for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa’s latest post is a fun Passport to Jamaica post that is full of recipes, crafts and ideas for a staycation or homeschool country study. 



FridayFrivolity host Jessica from Babi a Fi
Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes at Babi a Fi on a whole range of topics — from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! Jessica has a great flashback post sharing a bunch of movie ticket stubs she found from her teen years. 
 
 

 

Amethyst is a fantastically encouraging and thoughtful blogger, who shares new-mama adventures, self-care advice, book and product reviews and so much more over at One Sage Mama. She’s currently running a giveaway for store credit to KidCuteTure and posted a review of a dress, Style Your Kids With KidCuteTure


 
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Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. 🙂 Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions!

 

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This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you’re here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin’! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome!
 
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6 thoughts on “Coffee Filter Suncatchers for Earth Day – #FridayFrivolity

  1. Donna Parker says:

    Oh I love this idea, I want to try it! Thank you, Amethyst, not only for the cool project, but for featuring my post, you are so kind. You’ve inspired me, to write and to create! Thank you so much. Hope this weekend is good to you in every way. 🙂 Off to share and visit….got to get me some #FridayFrivolity 😉

  2. Nicole says:

    The painted coffee filters looks so pretty in the window. Thank you for sharing your craft idea, I’ll have to give this a try with my kids. Thanks for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week!

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