Tie Dye Butterfly Mobile

CIY Butterfly Mobile

Learn how to turn ordinary coffee filters in to a beautiful butterfly mobile!



Supplies: Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers, Chenille Stems, Crayola Scissors, Coffee filters, Jar, Water, Paper towels, Clear string or fishing wire, Embroidery hoop, Wire

  • 1.

    Create a colourful design on a coffee filter with a Pip-Squeaks Marker. Fold the filter in half, then again, and once more, to create a triangle shape.

  • 2.

    Place the pointed end of the folded filter in a small jar of water. Watch the colour spread as the water wicks up. Unfold the filter and place it on a paper towel to dry.

  • 3.

    Once dried, scrunch opposite sides of the coffee filter together with your fingers, to form wings. Wrap a Chenille Stem around the center and bend the stem tips to create antennae. Trim off any excess using Crayola Scissors.

  • 4.

    Repeat steps 1-3 five or six times to create enough butterflies to fill your mobile.

  • 5.

    Tie a length of clear string or fishing wire around the center of each butterfly. TIP: Use different lengths of string so butterflies hang at different levels.

  • 6.

    Remove the outside of an embroidery hoop. Attach the strings of your butterflies to the inside of the hoop. When all are secured, reattach the outside of the hoop.

  • 7.

    Attach wire to the hoop in order to hang and display!