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Old 09-13-2007, 10:25 AM   #11
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Wow, look at all these great suggestions. Coffee filters are modern miracle! Who knew????
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:05 AM   #12
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They do OK in my coffee brewer too!
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:41 PM   #13
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I am going to have to start drinking coffee.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:43 PM   #14
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If you want to do a neat art activity with the younger set take a regular coffee filter (the ones with the circle bottom and not the cone shaped ones, fold about 3 times and dip each of the corners into different colors of food coloring mixed with water. A muffin pan works great for this whereby you put a different color in each of the molds. Dipping only takes a second. Don't saturate them and do leave a bit of white in the center if you can. Then carefully open them up and place on newspapers to dry. When dry tape them to a window---they're beautiful "stained-glass" pieces and the kids are pretty awed by them. Even the 10 year olds at our small international school had a blast with this easy activity.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:54 PM   #15
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They'd make great "snowflakes" too for winter art projects.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:04 PM   #16
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YOu're right, Middie---they make neat snowflakes and all you have to do is Google for directions.
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