I love afternoons like these! You know, where you gather around the table with your kiddos creating wonderful projects! This is one of my favorites because the flowers always turn out different and we have such fun laughing together. We like to give bouquets of these fun flowers to grandma for Mother’s Day or on May Day.
Coffee Filter Flowers and Butterflies: Kids Apply
You will need
and some of these too (aren’t they cute)
First use markers (might I suggest the washable kind) and color your coffee filters. Anything goes!
Then pinch them together in the center like this
and wrap a pipe cleaner pretty tightly around it, like this
Spread your little flower out and give it a little spray. Make sure your bottle is set to mist and gently spray your flower until it is damp enough for the colors to do their thing.
Now let them dry. They don’t take too long. I usually stand them in a vase, jar or even a tall glass so they aren’t laying down.
Aren’t they fun?
If you would like, you can also make butterflies like this
Pinch them in the middle like this
Wrap half of a pipe cleaner around the center
and twist to make the attennae
Now give them a little squirt, let them dry, and there you have it! Wouldn’t they be cute glued to clothespins and magnets?
Connie Weiss says
Those are cute and so easy for the kids!
Crazy Daisy says
Thanks Connie! It really is a fun project and I love how it lends itself to nearly all ages. If a child can hold a marker, they can color a flower!
I’m visiting from UBP. While I was in college I taught after school science and this was always a favorite for the kids. This post really brings back memories. Thanks.
I hope you stop by my blog too!
~Amber @ The Mom Road