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Coffee Filter Dragon Craft

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Example of completed Coffee Filter Dragon Craft.

It’s funny how we go through so many coffee filters in our house even though we don't drink coffee! These versatile paper circles have become a staple in our crafting supplies, leading to countless creative projects. One of our latest and most exciting creations is the Coffee Filter Dragon Craft. This whimsical project combines the magic of dragons with the simplicity of coffee filters, making it an enchanting activity for kids and parents alike.


We’re thrilled to introduce the dragon’s body template, which can be easily downloaded from our site. This template serves as the foundation for your dragon, providing a sturdy base that’s perfect for little hands to work with. But the real fun begins with the dragon's wings, crafted from coffee filters. These delicate paper filters are ideal for creating the airy, majestic wings of a dragon, allowing for plenty of customization and creativity.


Example of a completed Coffee Filter Dragon.

This craft is a fun twist on our immensely popular Coffee Filter Butterfly craft. The butterfly version has been a hit on our blog, captivating the hearts of many young crafters with its vibrant colors and simple instructions. Inspired by its success, we decided to expand our collection with the Coffee Filter Dragon Craft. The concept remains similar, but with an added touch of mythical wonder. The dragon craft not only builds on the popularity of the butterfly project but also introduces a fantastical element that kids absolutely love.


Example of four completed Coffee Filter Dragons.

Creating these coffee filter dragons is an engaging and educational activity that encourages children to use their imagination and fine motor skills. As they color, cut, and assemble their dragons, they’re not just having fun—they’re also learning about colors, shapes, and following instructions. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to spend quality time together, making memories that will last long after the crafts are complete.


So gather your coffee filters, download the dragon body template, and embark on a magical crafting adventure with your little ones today!


Directions for Coffee Filter Dragon Craft

How to print Dragon Template.

Step 1: Print the Dragon Template

Begin by printing the dragon template on 8.5x11 white cardstock paper. This sturdy paper will help ensure your dragon is durable and easy for little hands to work with. Directions on where to find the Coffee Filter Dragon Template can be found further down the page.


How to color Dragon Template.

Step 2: Color the Dragons

Let your child color the dragons using their favorite markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Encourage them to be as creative as they like, adding details and vibrant colors to bring their dragon to life.


How to cut Dragon Template.

Step 3: Cut Out Each Dragon

Carefully cut out each dragon from the cardstock. Make sure to follow the lines closely for the best results.


How to color coffee filter.

Step 4: Color the Coffee Filters

Next, take your coffee filters and color them in using washable markers. For the best results, ensure that the entire coffee filter is covered with color.


How to color coffee filter.

Kids can explore different patterns or go sporadic with the color placement—it doesn't matter as long as they're having fun and expressing their creativity!


How to spray coffee filter with water.

Step 5: Spray the Coffee Filters with Water and Let Dry

Spray the colored coffee filters lightly with water. As the water hits the filters, the colors will begin to bleed together, creating a beautiful tie-dye effect. Allow the filters to dry completely before moving on to the next step.


How to fold and cut coffee filter.

Step 6: Cut the Coffee Filters

Once the coffee filters are dry, fold each filter in half three times. On the outside edge, cut a scallop shape to create the dragon's wings.


How to shape coffee filter.

Unfold the coffee filter so it's folded in half once. Gather the center of the coffee filter by pinching the middle.


Example of how to attach coffee filter to the back of the dragon.

Step 7: Attach the Coffee Filters to the Dragons

Finally, tape the coffee filter wings to the back of the dragon's body. Position the wings so they appear to be spread out, ready for flight. And there you have it—your very own Coffee Filter Dragon!

Completed example of the Coffee Filter Dragons.

Enjoy making this craft with your kids and watch their faces light up as their colorful dragons come to life.


Our blog is a treasure trove of fun and engaging crafts that kids will love! If you're a fan of dragons, you'll be delighted to know that we have more dragon-themed crafts like our Dragon Clothespin Puppets. These whimsical puppets are perfect for sparking imaginative play and storytelling adventures. And if coffee filter crafts have captured your heart, you can explore a variety of projects, from the delicate beauty of Coffee Filter Butterflies to the buzz-worthy charm of Coffee Filter Bees. Each craft is designed to be simple yet captivating, ensuring hours of creative fun for kids of all ages.


But the excitement doesn't stop there! Maybe it's time to embark on a nautical adventure with our Shark Cootie Catcher, a playful twist on the classic fortune teller game that will have kids giggling and guessing. Or set sail with our Pirate Paper Bag Puppets, perfect for swashbuckling fun and imaginative play. Our blog is filled with a wide array of crafts that cater to every interest and season, ensuring that you'll always find something new and exciting to create. Dive in and let the crafting adventures begin!


How to download Dragon Template.

How To Download The Template For The Coffee Filter Dragon Craft:

Before you can begin your craft you need to download the Printable Coffee Filter Dragon template. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Template. You choose which one you want to download and print.


***These printables are intended for personal and school use exclusively. Unauthorized copying, uploading, republishing, distributing or alteration of these files in any manner is strictly prohibited. If you plan to showcase these printables, please ensure to include a link back to artsykidszone.com.




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