Coffee Filter Shamrocks

Make bright shamrocks with coffee filters and some washable markers for a last minute St. Patrick’s Day decoration!

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With being in Disney and the snow storm, I completely forgot that this Friday was St. Patrick’s Day. I mean, I still have my Christmas wreath on the front door and the Christmas flag in the flower bed. I need to get my act together!

Since St. Patrick’s Day totally slipped my mind, I had the boys make some easy coffee filter Shamrocks to help decorate the front door. At least it would look like I was on the ball. These coffee filter shamrocks are so simple to make and the possibilities are endless!

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Coffee Filter Shamrocks


1 X ROCKLINE BASKET COFFEE FILTERS (8-12 Cup Basket) 700 Filters1 X ROCKLINE BASKET COFFEE FILTERS (8-12 Cup Basket) 700 FiltersCrayola Broad Point Washable Markers - Pack of 2 (58-7808-2Pack)Crayola Broad Point Washable Markers – Pack of 2 (58-7808-2Pack)Tolco Empty Spray Bottle, Frosted Assorted ColorsTolco Empty Spray Bottle, Frosted Assorted Colors

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First, flatten out your coffee filters on a washable surface. Let your children color a bunch of color filters using washable markers. The more they color each coffee filter, the better!

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Once you have colored the coffee filters, spread them out on some paper towels and let your child spray/mist the filters with water. Try not not have them get them completely soaking wet; the water will make the colors run together to get a tie-dye effect. I also stacked them on top of each other which let the colors bleed from one filter to the next!

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Let the filters dry completely before moving on. Once dry, trace the shamrock shapes. You can grab a template HERE for both a 3-leaf and 4-leaf clover. You need to make sure the coffee filters are dry before you try to trace and cut.

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Once you have your shamrock traced, carefully cut out!

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What do you do with these now? Coffee filter shamrocks make great suncatchers and a last minute St. Patrick’s Day door or window decoration!

Looking for more coffee filter crafts? Of course you are!

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