We’re on a roll with our coffee filter crafts, so I thought why not add a little “rock” to our roll with a fun coffee filter vinyl record craft!
My parents had a record player for a while and I vividly remember the small collection of records that used to stand against the wall behind the stereo in our living room. Sometimes my brother and I would sneak and look at them. (We weren’t supposed to touch them, because they could be scratched so easily. Also, because my brother was really into hip hop and we would probably have used them for mixing.)
But my kids didn’t have the slightest idea what a record was. When they saw one for the first time, they said “Wow! That’s a big CD!” Obviously, we needed to go back and provide some music education.
This was a really fun project and it would be a nice fit for lots of units. If you’re studying about musical cities, such as Nashville or Detroit, this would be a good craft. Or if you’re learning the history of the blues, rock and roll, or rap, this craft would be fun for kids to make. Or you could just make it because it’s neat!
Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids: Coffee Filter Vinyl Record Craft
To make this coffee filter vinyl record craft, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are provided for convenience. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- One white basket coffee filter
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Colored pencils
- One white binder reinforcement sticker
Start by flattening out the coffee filter. Then use a glue stick to glue it onto the center of a piece of construction paper.
Use a black crayon to draw a light circle around the center. Color from the circle outward to shade in the outer circle of the filter. Leave the center white (for now).
Use a light color for the center circle. I used teal, but any color that’s light enough to write on will work. This will be the “record label”.
Stick a binder reinforcement sticker in the center. Use a pencil or another sharp object to drive a hole through the middle of the sticker to make the “hole” for the record player.
Add a title for your record with a colored pencil! Ours is called “#1 Hit” by the world-famous record company Top Records. Hasn’t everyone heard of them? 🙂
Then I added a few musical notes – just for decoration.
“Put the needle on the record / put the needle on your brain
Once the needle hits the record / it’ll never be the same”
I’ll see myself out now.
This was such a fun and simple craft! Want to try some other simple art projects?
See more easy crafts kids can make on my Simple Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!