Coffee-Filter Clover Collage

Children explore science and shapes as they mix colours and circles to form four-leaf clovers. What a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any lucky day!

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Coffee-Filter Clover Collage


  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Crayola Markers
  • Water
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Coffee Filters
  • Spray Bottle
  • Paper Towels

CIY Staff Tips:



Use blue and yellow Crayola® Washable Markers to colour several coffee filters. For instance, colour one side of a filter blue and the other yellow. On a second filter, mix the two colours evenly. Or try dots of both colours. Make stripes of blue and yellow on another filter. Be adventuresome with the amount and intensity of blues and yellows.


Cover your work area with newspaper. Spritz filters with water and watch how the colours run together to form green. Notice how the greens differ depending on the blues and yellows used. Dry.


Place coffee filters in the shape of a four-leaf clover. Glue the shamrock to construction paper or recycled cardboard with a Crayola Glue Stick. Draw a shamrock stem with green marker.


Write a St. Patrick's Day message, or wishes for luck, on your creation.

  • Occasion:

    • St. Patrick's Day,

    • Winter

  • Age:

    • 6+

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