20+ Amazing Coffee Filter Crafts

Check out these Amazing Coffee Filter Crafts – we started with 20, but keep adding coffee filter art ideas that kids will love.

Coffee filter crafts are one of my favorite types of kids art. It’s so fun to see what you can create just by digging around your kitchen cabinets!

And with so many coffee machines moving to pods, you may find an assortment of coffee filter sizes that you don’t have use for…until now…

Amazing Coffee Filter Crafts for kids - shown coffee filter roses, leaves, bouquet, fish, target, vegetables and art
Which coffee filter craft will you choose first?

Let’s make coffee filter crafts!

Coffee filter crafts really encourage children to be kids, and use their imagination as they craft.

My kids have come up with some of the coolest coffee filter creations over the years. I love when they create things I never would have even thought to make.

One of our favorite things to do here at Kids Activities Blog is to open the kitchen junk drawer and create something from what we find.  That is kinda like coffee filter art — use what you have at home already and save yourself a trip to the store!

Colorful variety of coffee filter crafts & coffee filter art ideas
I can’t wait to make the coffee filter flowers!

Coffee Filter Craft Supplies

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The best part about coffee filter crafts, is that you don’t need many things to make them.

You probably already have most of the necessary supplies around the house.

The main item you will need is…. coffee filters.



coffee filter - natural color coffee filter for Coffee Filter Crafts
This is the foundation to coffee filter art magic!

You may also want to use:

This is one of those craft projects where you can make do with what you have!  Don’t be afraid to use substitutions.  You may come up with a creative solution that we need to feature next.

Coffee Filter Crafts - shown are coffee filter fall leaves, coffee filter cabbage, coffee filter butterflies, snowflakes and snails
Those coffee filter autumn leaves look colorful as real ones!

Coffee Filter Art Mimics Nature

This pretty Coffee Filter Snowflake from Happy Hooligans uses food coloring to make a tie dye effect.

Urban Comfort‘s Coffee Filter Flowers and Carrots are just way too cute! 

You’re going to fall in love with these Coffee Filter Fall Leaves from A Little Pinch of Perfect.

This colorful Jack-O-Lantern is perfect for Halloween by attaching a decorated coffee filter behind a piece of construction paper. 

The Crafty Crow‘s Coffee Filter Feathers are so fun to make!

Coffee Filter Crafts with gorgeous colors - blues, purples and yellows in fish, leaves and flower bouquets
Coffee filters work great for art because they hold color so well!

Gorgeous Tie Dye Color in Pretty Coffee Filter Crafts

This Coffee Filter Hot Air Balloon, from Inner Child Fun, is a really neat window display.

Kids will love these Coffee Filter Butterflies from The Simple Craft Diaries

I love this Coffee Filter Fall Leaf Garland, from Popsugar. Let the kids decorate! 

Make a colorful Tie-Dye Turkey, using a coffee filter as the body and feathers. Create the other body parts from construction paper (or whatever else you have on hand!).

This Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Craft, from A Little Pinch of Perfect, would be so pretty hanging up in a window. 

Kids will love making Raising Little SuperheroesTie-Dye Coffee Filter Monsters!  

amazing Coffee Filter Crafts - flowers, flowers and more flowers
Coffee filter flowers are the best!

Kids Love Coffee Filter Crafts

Mom to 2 Posh Lil DivasCoffee Filter Apple is a festive autumn craft that has great colors! –

Coffee Filter Flowers are the prettiest bouquet of flowers that will never die! This would be a cool craft for Mother’s Day. 

Fall Leaves Suncatchers, from Fun At Home With Kids, would be so pretty to hang in a bright window.

Make a whole forest of Coffee Filter Trees, with this brilliant coffee filter craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect.

Here’s a really creative coffee filter art project from Pink and Green Mama that might even tie in with what your kids are learning in art class… try making a making a Color Wheel

Dye coffee filters and make Peonies! This gorgeous idea from Pretty Petals would be the perfect centerpiece for a birthday bash, baby/ wedding shower, or any springtime party!

These Coffee Filter Flowers, from Fun At Home With Kids, are vibrant and so much fun to make. 

Crafty Morning‘s Rainbow Fish are flashy and make a great coffee filter crafts. 

Use a coffee filter to make No Time For Flashcard‘s cool Suncatcher Snail for your window. 


Art & Craft supplies you already have at home - variety of office, art and craft supplies shown
What can you create art with today?

More Household Item Crafts for Kids

Don’t get me wrong, I love spending hours exploring the aisles of craft stores, but I also like keeping money in my bank account, and spontaneous crafting that can be done on a whim, with items I already have.

Check out these ideas to make the most of crafting supplies you might not have known you already have:

What is your favorite coffee filter creation? Tell us all about it in the comments below! 


  1. How fun! Coffee filter crafts are some of our favorites!

  2. Love the sun catcher snail. What a great list of ideas using things we already have on hand.

  3. The giant ones from the industrial sized coffee machines are really cool. I have the kids paint them different shades of orange, red and yellow for pumpkins. When they dry, they hold their shape and the kids glue some leaves on them. I also punch a hole in the top and we string green raffia through for a vine. They look amazing hanging from the ceiling.

  4. Thanks so much for including our hot air balloon window display! Such a great list of coffee filter crafts here. I love how versatile they are, and I almost always have extra coffee filters on-hand for last minute crafty fun! 🙂

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  6. Tammy Steadman says:

    Thank you for the information. We will be doing ninjas with toilet paper rolls and coffee filter flowers soon. Have a fantastic day!

  7. Kristen Yard says:

    Yay, Tammy! You are so welcome! Have fun and let us know how it goes 🙂

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