Elliot recently brought home this adorable craft from preschool. Butterflies made from painted coffee filters. His class used the ruffly basket type filters and cinched them with a pipe cleaner. Today we reinvented it with a box of small cone filters for a coffee maker we no longer have.
Cut them open and paint. We used watercolors because the colors bleed beautifully. I had fun playing with symmetry. Hang them in a window, or let them fly away as Mother's Day cards.