Friday, March 4, 2011

Coffee Filter Flowers

Here is our most recent arts and crafts project, we made coffee filter flowers.  We went for a walk last weekend and saw some tulip buds shooting up and one tulip that had opened and we started talking about spring and how everything becomes new again.  After that nature walk observing the beginnings of spring and talking about flowers, we had a rainy day and talked about how God sends the rain to make things grow and we decided to make some flowers to enjoy in the mean time.

How to Make Coffee Filter Flowers

1. To make coffee filter flowers, have you child color on coffee filters with washable markers.

2. Fill up a spray bottle and set it on mist.  Let them spray the coffee filters and watch the marker colorings take on a watercolor effect as they bleed together.

3. Let the coffee filters dry completely.

4. You can make flowers as big or small as you want...making a flower with a single coffee filter or layering 2 or 3 together.  Pinch the center of the coffee filter and push the rest up. 

5. Wrap a pipe cleaner tightly around the pinched center part of the coffee filter.  Fluff up the flowers however you like and put them in a vase.


Crystal Escobar said...

That is adorable!!! I love it!!! How do you come up with all these cool ideas. You're amazing!!!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Well, I can't take credit for this, My Mom-in-law works with the 2-3 year olds in Moppets and comes up with all kinds of great activities for them to do, this is one she told me she did with her class :)

Melissa said...

This is great. I used to do this with my students. Love it! I am your newest follower from the Friday blog hops. You can find me at:

Have a great day! :-)