Emojis are everywhere these days! They’re on our phones, in our emails, and even on Facebook! So for our newest set of coffee filter crafts, I thought we’d add some fun and simple coffee filter emoji crafts!
I have to admit: I was an early resister of emojis. I’m an English major and I believe strongly in the value of language to express feelings. I mean, a emoji with hearts for eyes isn’t quite the same as saying “I’m crazy about you!”
But when it comes to texting or reacting to things online, I have to say that emojis are pretty convenient. I guess the only time to really be nervous is if one of my kids holds up a picture of an emoji instead of actually answering one of my questions…lol.
If you and the kids enjoy making these little guys, be sure to check out some of our other crafts, including our cute coffee filter cat craft. Or get a list of projects to keep them happy all summer from our roundup of super easy, super fun summer crafts!
Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids: Coffee Filter Emoji Crafts
To make these coffee filter emoji crafts, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are provided for convenience. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
Start by flattening out each coffee filter. Use a bright yellow crayon to color the entire filter. Then glue it onto the center of a piece of colored construction paper.
To make the sunglasses emoji, draw a smile with a black crayon along the bottom edge of the filter’s inner circle line. Be sure to darken it so that the smile line really shows up.
Sketch the top of the sunglasses by making a curved line across the bottom of the filter’s top third. Think of drawing the profile of a bird in flight to help you make the line correctly.
Then, just draw diagonal lines down toward the center from the edges. Draw straight lines across the bottom and diagonal lines up toward the top line to make the outline of the sunglasses. Color them in and you’re done!
To make the love emoji, sketch the two heart eyes with a red colored pencil. You want them to appear at an outward angle from each other. Then sketch an open smile with a black pencil.
Keep the expression centered by using the inner circle line of the filter as your “boundary” for the face.
Now, color in both of your heart eyes. This is also a good opportunity to even them out if they seem a little off or crooked.
And then color in your smile to wrap it up!
The winking emoji is probably the easiest. Draw a thick half moon shape toward the bottom of the inner filter circle and color it in with a black crayon.
Draw the highest eyebrow at the outer left edge of the filter’s inner circle. Then add an oval eye about halfway between the eyebrow and the smile.
Draw the lower eyebrow at a point midway between the height of the highest eyebrow and the open eye. Then add the closed eye as a smaller version of the lower eyebrow. Finito!
These would be so cute to hang on the wall! Or to fold up and send as sweet cards to friends and family.
Don’t miss these other coffee filter crafts kids can make!
Plus, see more easy craft ideas on my Simple Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!