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Old 02-04-2009, 05:16 AM
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Coffee filters tips

These are great taco holders.
Also use one in the bottom of your flower pot to keep the dirt in and the water seeps out.
Use one to strain oil you want to keep.
Put one in your cast iron skillet to soak up moisture.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:48 AM
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Good tips Daelene I have used them in flower pots
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:23 AM
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Post Coffee Filter uses

Coffee filters are a great inexpensive tool for children to learn to Tye-dye / paint with.
It is also a good way to help children learn to "read" clocks and temperatures - when they copy / create their own duplication of a clock / thermometer.
I also find them useful for cleaning up carpet / upholstery stains, as many stain removers say to use a white cloth or towel, but if the spot is not very large the filters are just perfect (I use the 12 cup size filters) size, especially if you have to clean-up solids before spraying stain remover / vinegar & water mixture on spot. They are also good for dry "spot" cleaning mirrors and dusting TV / PC monitors.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:27 PM
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I put them between my holiday china plates when storing after the holidays are over.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:31 PM
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You can make butterflies.
Take one old fashion wooden clothes pin and a coffee filter folded. Pinch center of folded filter and glue inside the opening of the clothes pin for the wings. Use a permanent marker to make eyes and nose on the head of pin. To make antennas, twist a pipe cleaner around clothes pin head between head and wings. You can also tie a string around same place to hang with. Kids can color the coffee filter before folding filters to make the wings.

You can also use coffee filters for Spin Art. If you have a Salad spinner that you spin by hand with a lid with a hole in the top. Place the filter in the bottom of the bowl and mix some food coloring with some water and use an eye dropper to slowly drop the colored water one drop at a time through the hole while slowly spinning the handle. After a few drops of color you can lift out and lay on news papers to dry completely. You can use several colors as long as you have different droppers. Remember food coloring does stain so, you might like to use plastic gloves.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:49 AM
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I purchase these at the dollar store and use them to cover foods to be warmed in the microwave. They are far less expensive than paper towels or paper plates.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:34 AM
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These are great ideas! I love the taco holder one--and we're having tacos later this week so we'll be trying it out.

I have used the "cone type" coffee filters as snack holders for the kids when we're on car trips.
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