The first step is to fold your coffee filters (affiliate link) in half. I cut the hearts for Corban. I drew a line for Kenzie to be able to cut. Abby was able to learn to draw and cut her own.
The next step is to color with markers (affiliate link). We chose reds and pinks, and they were just able to color on the coffee filter hearts as much as they want.
The final step is to let the kids drip water onto the hearts. I put down a plate and then a paper towel underneath to soak up some of the water. As the water drips, the ink spreads and creates a really fun and beautiful tie dye look.
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- Note: This post was originally written in 2013. It was updated and re-published in January of 2018.