Ginger Snap Crafts: Coffee Filter Butterflies ~ Kid Craft {tutorial}

Coffee Filter Butterflies ~ Kid Craft {tutorial}

Today I’ve got a super easy & fun craft to do with the kiddos. Our family has been making these coffee filter butterflies ever since my oldest was in kindergarten (a long time ago). They are so easy to put together, & you probably have everything you need to make them on hand. They are the perfect kid craft for spring, too!

coffee filter butterflies from GingerSnapCrafts

coffee filter butterflies

For this project you’ll need the following supplies:

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  • coffee filters
  • pipe cleaners
  • cloths pins
  • googly eyes
  • PSA Essentials stamp body
  • ink
  • PSA Essentials Rosetta Peel & Stick stamp set

*If you don’t own stamps you could also use watercolors, colors or markers.

I love these peel & stick stamps!  You just stick it to your stamper, & you’re all set to go!


To make our wings we just used our stamp body, stamps & different colored inks to decorate the coffee filters. You can stamp as much or as little as you like.  Get creative! :)


Once you’re done you’ll fold your coffee filter in half. Now it’s time to assemble your butterfly.


You’ll pinch together the middle with your fingers. Then you’ll slide the coffee filter into the end of your cloths pin.

how to make coffee filter butterflies

Then wrap the pipe cleaner around the other end of the cloths pin. You can twist the ends around a pencil to make them curly. Then glue on two googly eyes, & you’re done.


Aren’t they the cutest thing ever? ;)

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Do you love crafting with coffee filters, too?
Check out my coffee filter wreath while you’re here. ;)

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Disclosure: I am a member of the PSA Essentials Design Team. I received the stamp set & the stamping supplies I used for this project & post from PSA Essentials. For more great ideas on how to use these amazing stamps visit PSA Stamp Camp blog. I would also encourage you to become a facebook fan of PSA Essentials for great deals on PSA personalized and Peel & Stick stamps, & they have frequent giveaways. Yay!

This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. These butterflies are just too cute! What a clever idea to do with kids. I will have to try it with my grand kids. I don't have the stamp body, but this might be the time to buy one.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  2. So stinkin' cute! Love the idea of stamping the coffee filters!

  3. This is such an adorable craft to do with kids! Love it :)

  4. I remember making those when I was a kids but I had totally forgotten about them! What a fun spring craft for kids!

  5. Absolutely adorable Ginger! Love 'em!

  6. Cute. Fast. Fun easy craft! I invite you to join me tonight! 8:30 p.m. Mountain time for the Share it With Us Saturday link party. Come Share some of your new posts at the party, link up all weekend long. I would love to have you!

  7. Oh these butterflies are so cute! I used to make something like this when I was a kid, but I LOVE how you've used the stamps to really add elegance and a sense of design to them!

    I've actually featured these butterflies in a blog post about awesome kid's craft ideas on my art blog (with proper links back to your blog, of course!). You can see the article HERE

    I've bookmarked this blog and truly look forward to visiting it on a regular basis! Awesome crafting!

  8. Thank you, Ashley! I'll head over to check it out. :)


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