Get ready to make a colorful and creative Halloween craft! This Tie Dye Coffee Filter Monster is a super fun, process art activity for children of all ages. It is one of my favorite crafts to make in a classroom or group of children because no two monsters are alike.
How To Make A Tie Dye Coffee Filter Monster:
- Coffee Filters
- Washable Markers
- Spray Bottle with Water
- Black Card Stock
- White Card Stock
How To Make:
To begin making this Halloween craft, your kids will color the coffee filter with washable markers. They don’t have to color the entire coffee filter completely, because the colors will spread and blend together.
Next, your kids will spray the colored coffee filter with water. They should use just enough water to make the colors blend together. This can be a little messy so they should spray the coffee filter on a washable work surface such as a plastic tray or place it on a piece of butcher paper.
After spraying it with water, let the coffee filter dry completely. While the it is drying, cut different shapes out of the white and black paper for the monster’s eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, horns, and hair. Your kids can add more color to the monster by using different color paper too. Finally, they will glue the parts of the monster’s face onto the coffee filter.
Extend The Learning:
I love process art activities but sometimes I like to extend the activity. Here are some ways to add an educational component to this craft:
- Your kids can work with a someone else to complete a Venn diagram and compare and contrast how their monsters look.
- They can also write creative stories about their monsters and share them with their classmates or friends.
- You can read picture books about monsters like How To Catch A Monster by Adam Wallace or I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll.
This Tie Dye Coffee Filter Monster Craft is a fun, process art activity for kids to do in a classroom or homeschool. These colorful monsters can be taped to a window or hung on a bulletin board for a festive Halloween decoration too.
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