Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Tye Dye" Hearts

I made this project with my preschoolers at church for Valentine's Day.  This is such a fun, easy and cheap activity that can be used in many different ways.  In this example we did hearts, but there are endless possibilities.

Gather Your Materials:

  • Coffee Filters
  • Washable Markers
  • Medicine Dropper
  • Cup of Water
  • Plastic Table Cloth
  • Paper Towels

Make It:

  1. Cut the coffee filter into your desired shape.
  2. Cover your work surface with a plastic table cloth or some type of NON-ABSORBENT material.
  3. Have the child(ren) decorate their filters with washable markers.
  4. Give them a small cup of water and a medicine dropper.  They can now use the medicine dropper to drip water on their filters.
  5. Watch as the marker spreads with the water, creating a tye dye effect.
  6. Lay the filters on paper towels to dry.
This process is great for making butterfly wings too!

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