These are really easy and very inexpensive flower crafts kids can make. This is a great craft idea for kids of all ages but the little ones will really have lots of fun watching the colors blend together.
- 1 Coffee Filter (per flower)
- 1 Green Pipe Clener
- Food Coloring
- Spray Bottle of Water
- Wax Paper
How to Make a Coffee Filter Flower
Step 1: Fold the coffee filter into quarters.
Step 2: Dampen the filter using your spray bottle.
Step 3: Add drops of food coloring onto the damp filter in any pattern.
Step 4: Press the filter between two pieces of waxed paper to help spread the color.
Step 5: Open the filter and place on a paper towel to dry.
Step 6: Once the filter is dry, refold into quarters brining to a point at the bottom.
Step 7: Twist the end of a green pipe cleaner around the point. Leave the rest of the pipe cleaner for the stem. You can even fold a leaf in the middle of the pipe cleaner.
Another way to do this flower craft idea is to use washable markers. Just lay your filter flat on a paper towel. Draw on your design with the markers. Then spritz the filter in the middle with the water and watch the colors blend. It could take up to 5 minutes for the water to reach all the way to the end. Let these dry and fold according to the directions above.