We take the white coffee filters and create designs with watercolor
markers on them. You can talk about color, design, radial design, etc.
I usually let them do more than one if there is time and they enjoy it.
Next, I go around the room and spray each filter with water and the
kiddos watch it spread and mix. They love it and compare designs. We set
them on the drying rack until the next class.
We take pipe cleaners and tie the filters in the middle and create
butterflies. These can be displayed in a million different ways.
Sometimes I take brown kraft paper and twist it to make a large tree and
staple it on a wall. They children attach their butterflies with tape
and we have a beautiful Butterfly Tree!!