Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Coffee Filter & Spin Art Monarch Butterfly




Spring is one of those seasons that we actually dread over here in the desert.  Looming high temps are in our very near future. It's already hit 90 degrees!  While I'm dreading that, I need to focus on the hear and now!  We are really into all things "spring" in our classroom.  Growing seeds, observing roots from sprouted beans, making raindrops (coming soon!), rainbows and butterflies!

Coffee Filter Spin Art: Monarch Butterfly

Materials needed:
Salad Spinner
Large coffee filter
Paint
Pipe cleaner

First place your filter inside as best as you can.  Beware: It may fold over while spinning!  Squirt a bit of paint.  As you can see from the photos above, after I spun it the first time I realized I needed a bit more white so I put a glob in and spun again!  Beautiful outcome!

This is after it had dried.  It really doesn't take too much time. Maybe 30 minutes.



Next, pinch to make the center of the butterfly and secure with a pipe cleaner.  Simple and cute!





This is our classroom door. I am not a chalkboard artist...don't judge! ;)                                                 I found this chalkboard idea here. :)



















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