The latest project from the art room! These fantastic coffee filter hearts are the perfect way to show some love. You only need do-a-dot markers, coffee filters, construction paper and scissors. If you're still making Valentine's today, like we are, check out the TUTORIAL. I originally saw this come across Pinterest (where else) and thought it would be perfect for my Preschool Picasso's class. So easy to do! I think the 5-9 age range would be really perfect for these. They would be better at planning a design, having the patience to hold the dots long enough for bleeding through, and cutting out their own hearts. I tried this with a 2-5 age group and it still worked, but here were our troubles: most just dotted the page and didn't hold it long enough. No problem - if you're working with this age group, there is a solution! After they've finished coloring/dotting the coffee filter, just give them a small spritz bottle and have them spray a little water to make the colors bleed!
Here were my personal favorites:
The ones on green and blue backgrounds needed a little spritzing to make the colors bleed together. The purple one in the middle did not. As you can see, it's much more vibrant when done this way but a little patience will be needed to make sure the colors are going all the way through.