How To Make Adorable Coffee Filter Ballerinas

If you're stuck for something to do with your kids using things you already have at home, these adorable coffee filter ballerinas might just be right up your street.

While a lot of us might aspire to be the super crafty parents we see all over Instagram, it's not always achievable for us. Sometimes we just want something fun to with the kids without the need for hundreds of crafty bits and pieces. That's why these adorable coffee filter ballerinas were the ideal quick and easy, fun activity for us!

We came across this idea on Pinterest (originally and we couldn't get over how easy but effective this craft turned out to be. Plus, they can be customized as much as you like for your child's own tastes, favourite colours, etc.

To get started, all you need is:

  • A ballerina silhouette template (or you can create your own by cutting out black card and sticking it down onto white card.
  • Watercolours
  • White card
  • Coffee filters
  • Glue stick

How to make adorable coffee filter ballerinas.

  1. Add watercolour paint to three bowls of water.

    Get three small bowls of water and add a few drops watercolour paint into each one.

  2. Paint your ballerina background.

    Get your ballerina template and wash some watercolour paint over the paper, creating a gorgeous watercolour effect. You should choose just one of your three watercolours for this.

  3. Paint your coffee filter.

    Lay out your coffee filter so that it forms a circle. Begin to wash your watercolour paints for the coffee filter, one colour at a time. Allow them to dry.

  4. Fold the coffee filters to form ballerina tutus.

    Once dry, take your coffee filter and fold it in half, then half again to create a triangular shape. Then, cut off the corner to create what looks like a skirt.

  5. Make the underskirt.

    You then have the option of taking a white coffee filter and folding it into a similar shape. Stick this underneath the colourful coffee filter skirt to form a realistic looking underskirt for your ballerina tutu.

  6. Glue down the skirt.

    Finally, glue the ballerina skirt onto your template, and voila!

So there you have it, easy coffee filter ballerinas. Will you be giving this craft a go at home? Make sure to let us know by tagging us in your creations on Instagram. Find us at @familyfriendlyhq.

Feature image credit:

Sophie Gavin

Sophie is the Junior Content Executive at Family Friendly HQ.

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