Coffee Filter Frog Craft

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Spring is the season of new beginnings and fresh starts. It’s a time to shake off the winter blues and embrace the warmth and sunshine. And what better way to do that than with a fun and creative craft project for kids? Introducing the coffee filter frog craft – a delightful and easy-to-make activity that’s perfect for spring.

With this craft, kids can let their imaginations run wild as they transform simple coffee filters into cute and colorful frogs. The process is simple, and the results are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caregiver, this craft is a great way to engage kids in a fun and educational activity that promotes creativity, fine motor skills, and cognitive development.

So grab your coffee filters, glue, markers, and scissors, and let’s hop into this exciting coffee filter frog craft for kids. With just a few simple steps, you can create a whole army of adorable frogs that will brighten up any room and spread the joy of spring all around.

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  • Coffee filters
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • Muffin tins
  • Tray
  • Eye droppers
  • Construction paper (green, black and red and white)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

How to Make A Coffee Filter Frog Craft

  1. Start by laying out your coffee filters on a flat surface such as tray to help contain the mess. You will need one coffee filter for each frog that you want to make.
  2. In a muffin tin, mix together some water and a few drops of food coloring. You can use any color that you like to make your frogs. We made green frogs.
  3. Using an eye dropper, drop a few drops of the colored water onto each coffee filter. Be sure to cover the entire filter with the colored water, as this will give your frog its unique coloring.
  4. Allow the coffee filters to dry completely. This may take a few hours, so be patient.
  1. Cut out a large heart from construction paper. Fold the heart in half and cut along the fold line. These will be the legs. Once the coffee filters are dry glue the legs to either side of the coffee filter This will be your frog’s body and legs.
  2. Cut out two webbed feet. Glue these to the bottom of the legs.
  3. Cut out large circle from colure construction paper (depends on the colour of your frog, we used green). Cut out two white circles and two smaller black ones for the eyes. Glue the eyes to the green circles. Glue these to the top of the frog body.
  4. Cut out a smile from black construction paper. Glue this to the frog head.
  1. Cut out a long, thin strip of red construction paper for the tongue. Curl the strip around a pencil to give it a curl.
  2. Glue the curled red tongue onto the underside of the frog’s mouth.
  3. Use a black sharpie or marker to make to small dots under the eyes for the nose!
  1. Your coffee filter frog is now complete! You can glue everything to a sheet of construction paper to display it! You can make as many as you like, experimenting with different colors and patterns. These adorable little creatures are perfect for decorating the home or classroom and are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Age Suitability

This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up. My kids are 5, 5 and 8 years old.

Mess Level

The mess level for this craft.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

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Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

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TV Show: Curious Crafting

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Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

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