Have you tried painting on coffee filters with watercolor paint? The paint colors spread readily, which makes it a fun activity for kids to do with either brushes or droppers. We recently did some coffee filter painting in Christmas colors, then used them to make a holiday garland.
First we painted the coffee filters, using our liquid watercolors (regular watercolors or even food coloring would work as well).
After the painted coffee filters dried, we folded them in half and glued them over a ribbon.
Here are the finished garlands! You can use them to decorate the house or the tree.
For step-by-step directions for these and four other simple holiday garlands, read my December column for WNC Parent magazine. Click here, enter page 48 in the search field at the top, then click on the actual page in order to make it large enough to read.
Let me know if you make this garland! I'd love to hear...