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Kid’s Craft: Coffee Filter Flower Wreath

Coffee Filter Flower Wreath via @mvemother

This post originally appeared on Today's Creative Blog on April 14, 2015. 

What do you get when you mix food coloring and a stack of coffee filters? A bouquet of flowers that pack a colorful punch! Here are all the details and what you’ll need to create a your own coffee filter flowers.

  • coffee filters
  • food coloring
  • brads
  • scissors
  • wrapped wreath form
  • newspaper or cardboard to protect crafting surface

I don’t think I need to tell you if you’re working with food coloring it’s always a good idea to cover your crafting surface and don’t even think you’re going to make it through this one with clean fingertips!

First fold your coffee filters in ANY shape! I started out showing the kids to fold in half, then quarters, and so on, but Vin asked why he couldn’t just fold it however he wanted. He made a good point, so, we began folding all kinds of shapes.

Second, we added our drops of food coloring and then thirdly, we sprayed it with a water bottle and watched the colors spread and blend. Finally we completely unfolded and spread the filters out to dry. Make it a fun experiment by spraying some filters before you unfold them and others afterwards.

Once they were dry, we picked three filters, folded them into quarters, and used the scissors to scallop and fringe the edges. We graduated the cuts so that we ended up with a large, medium, and small filter that we pinned together in with the brad. Finally we stuck our flowers into the wreath and scrunched them up a little.

As you can see, the wreath we’re using is from a previous beach themed project. I kept it wrapped in the unraveled paper twists and have redecorated it many times. For your wreath I’d recommend wrapping it in any material, paper, or ribbon of your choosing. Just be aware that you may have to cut the material to get the brad through.


Here are a few more kids’ projects you might enjoy, and don't forget you can find me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Happy Crafting!

Kidscrafts DIY Dragonflies  -  Recycled Bracelet  -  Felt-Ribbon-Button Toy
Erin Sipes
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