Kids Craft: Food Coloring Tie-Dye Christmas Ornaments

Food Coloring Tie-Dye Christmas Ornaments

During the Easter 2010 season, we here at Classified: Mom created Tie-Dye Easter Eggs with food coloring and a spray bottle. Well, we did it again- this time with coffee filters and puffy paint!

Classified: Easy, messy, and a whole lot of fun!

What you need:
  • Food coloring
  • Coffee filters (any size)
  • Tin foil
  • Puffy paint (white glue will work as well)
  • Water spray bottle
  • Wax paper and a sink near by
  • Paper towels

What to do:
1. Prep: Tear off a few sheets of wax paper that will fit the size of your coffee filter ( tear as many ornaments you will want to make.)

2. Flatten out a coffee filter and place it onto a sheet of wax paper.

3. If you decide that you want to make this a dye "resist"  project, you may want to "draw" with white puffy paint or white glue first and then allow it to dry thoroughly before you Tie-Dye with Food Coloring. See below:
Adding white glue/puffy paint first
Then Tie-Dye with Food Coloring
Or you can chose to Tie-Dye first, and then add some details:
Adding Detail after Tie-Dye
4. To Tie-Dye with Food Coloring: Either way you chose, the process is still the same. Place your flat coffee filter onto a piece of wax paper and spray it wet- not soaked.

5. Add a few drops of food coloring here and there. Spray.
Use small water bottles for small hands
6. Remove the murky puddle by pouring off the excess in a nearby sink. Blot with a paper towel. Allow to dry.
Wet and rinsed Tie-Dyed Coffee Filter
7. Add a hanger to your coffee filter Christmas ornament by folding a piece or two of tin foil and gluing it on to the top of your ornament. ** If you use two or more pieces of tin foil to create the hook, feel free to glue together parts if needed. I personally used a staple.
Hook made from tin foil
Created by my 3 year old

"First published at NorthTexasKids.com  on 12/12/2011 by Aimee @ Classified: Mom"

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1 comment:

  1. This is great and looks so much fun :)



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