Coffee Filter 'Stained Glass' Craft for Earth Day
Create a beautiful window display for Earth Day with this creative 'stained glass' idea featured by Molly over at Lessons with Laughter. You probably have everything you need to complete the craft with your class already at your fingertips!
'Stained Glass' Earth Day Craft
Have each of your students color a coffee filter with blue (ocean) and green (land) markers to resemble the earth. You can assign the continents you'd like for them to include, or let them choose a side of the globe! Just make sure they color in the entire filter. Then, place the colored coffee filters on a paper towel and have them spray the entire thing with water (about 6-8 squirts). Watch the colors spread and then allow them to dry.
While the coffee filters are drying, have your students trace and cut out a frame from black construction paper. They can then tape their 'stained glass' Earth to the back of the frame. Hang in your classroom windows for a beautiful Earth Day display! (Optional - Cover the completed projects with contact paper or laminate.)