This summer I worked the Westmont Street Fair promoting my art studio. I had to come up with some easy & inexpensive projects kids would find engaging and they could complete quickly. I found a great go-to in coffee filters.
I set up my table with crayola markers and helped kids fold their coffee filter into 4ths. They drew, colored, & designed one quarter of the folded filter. They moved to the other end of the table where they placed the folded filter on a towel and sprayed both sides with water. I had the kids mount the projects onto construction paper and they looked cool.
Even though the end results were pretty awesome, the process was also really enjoyable. My 6 year old wanted to keep making more and more and more at home!
Here are some pictures from the Clarendon Hills Park District Fall Fest. I brought back the coffee filter idea and we turned them into pumpkins!
|This pumpkin weighed 400lbs! The Park District was raffling it off with the disclaimer that whoever won it would have to move it!|