Coffee Filter Butterfly

Create your own colorful butterfly out of a simple coffee filter. Kids will enjoy playing with their creations and they make great puppets with the popsicle stick handle.

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Supply List

  • Coffee Filter
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Black Pipe Cleaner


  • Markers in a Variety of Colors
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Flatten out your coffee filter.
  2. Make one cut from the outside edge to the center of the coffee filter.
  3. Use your markers to color in the coffee filter as you like.
  4. Scrunch from the outside edge to the center of the coffee filter where you cut it. Fold a pipe cleaner in half. Fasten the coffee filter in this position with the pipe cleaner. The pipe cleaner will act as the body as well as the antenea. Curl the ends of the pipe cleaner to create the antenea.
  5. Paint the popsicle stick.
  6. Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the butterfly to create a handle.

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