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How to Make an Earth Using a Coffee Filter

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Coffee Filter Earth Craft

Coffee Filter Earth Craft

Sherri Osborn
Why not make this simple Earth picture craft? This is an easy painting project all ages can enjoy. You can also use the same techniques to create other planets and then hang them up to form a universe.

  • Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 15 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • Coffee Filter
  • Food Coloring, Blue and Green
  • Wax Paper

Instructions:
Lay a piece of wax paper down on your work surface. If you like, find a picture of the Earth for reference. Lay the coffee filter onto the wax paper.

Now you can 'draw' a picture of the earth on the coffee filter by using drops of blue and green food coloring. Add one drop at a time and watch how the colors spread. Once the entire coffee filter is colored, set it aside and let it dry.

The dried earth picture can be hung up in a window or attached to the front of a "Happy Earth Day" card.

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