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Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows

3/30/2020 | Lynn Lilly


Keep the kiddos busy with this fun Rainbow Craft 
from Design Team Member Beth Watson.

Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows can be created with a few simple supplies that you probably already have around the house.

Here’s what you’ll need to create Coffee Filter Rainbows:



  • Coffee Filters
  • Washable Markers
  • Craft Paper: White and Pink
  • Googly Eyes
  • Craft Glue
  • Gallon Size Zipper Bag or Metal Baking Sheet Pan
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Scissors, Pencil, and Permanent Marker







  • Flatten round coffee filters and add colors in circles, in rainbow order, with the washable markers.
  • Place on a gallon size zipper bag or metal baking sheet pan and then mist with a water spray bottle. Watch the magic as the colors blend and swirl!  
  • Leave on the zipper bag and set aside to dry.
  • Once dry, fold coffee filters in half and cut along the fold with scissors.
  • You will create two rainbow shapes from each coffee filter.
  • Draw a cloud shape onto white craft paper and cut out with scissors. Attach cloud to rainbow with glue.
  • Draw two circular cheek shapes onto pink craft paper and cut out with scissors.
  • Assemble and glue the face on the cloud.  
  • Draw a smile on the face with a permanent marker.
You can create Watercolor Coffee Filter Rainbows in 30 minutes with help from the kiddos. This activity teaches color theory and blending to make learning fun. Great to use as a suncatcher to brighten a door or window.  


For more fun crafts from Beth you can visit her blog here.


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