Coffee Filter Flowers – Spring Break Craft

Spring fever has kicked in during Spring Break and keeping the kids busy has been key in maintaining peace in our house.  If I don’t keep their minds and hands occupied, boredom and bickering set in and I just can’t bear to hear the kids fighting.  My husband informs me it’s a normal thing when you have a handful of kids, but I’m still not convinced.

We have been doing our fair share of playing on the fun new games over at Disney Junior like Pirate Rock and Plundering Pup.  We also have kept up with some of our favorite shows like Strawberry Shortcake.  Did you know that they will be having a Berry Big Week beginning the week of March 26th at 6pm ET and it will include a NEW episode, Where the Berry Breezes Blow on March 30th?  Miss V is very excited at the prospect of a new show! Shh I kind of am too.  I am so excited to share all the Disney Junior fun with you as a new Disney Junior Mom ambassador!  We may even search out some adventure on the sledding hills as long as the rain doesn’t melt all the snow.  Is it just me or does it seem like we hardly had winter this year?

We have also been busy doing many craft projects, today was clay models, but earlier this week we tried our hands at making flowers out of coffee filters.  This proved to be a very fun and easy craft for all of my kids and as a bonus this is a budget friendly craft.  I picked up all the supplies for this craft at the local dollar store for less than $5.  Since it was such a huge success I thought I’d share the how to with all of you!

This is what you will need:

1 pkg basket coffee filters
straws or wooden dowels
tape (I found this great ribbon tape that is typically used in scrapbooking, but regular tape would work too)
food coloring

Fill small plates with a bit of water and about 10 drops of food coloring per plate and mix.  You can have fun showing kids how two colors combine to make a whole new color!

Flatten out coffee filters then fold in half, then in half again, and one more time if you are feeling daring!

Have the kids dip the coffee filters in the water any way they want.

Lay flat to dry, Or if you are in a hurry carefully blow dry

Once all your “flowers” are dry pinch the center and gather it into a triangle-ish shape.

Use 4 or 5 of your colorful filters and arrange them around the end of the straw or wooden dowel.   This part does require a bit of help or pre-cut strips of tape.  Wrap tape around straw and filters until they are secure.

Fluff  everything out and enjoy!  If these instructions are clear as mud watch the video how to.

I just love how these cute little flowers add a touch of spring to the room!  What is your favorite spring break activity?


Disclosure:  I’m part of the Disney Junior Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.


    • says

      I don’t know why I haven’t thought of using them before. There are so many things you can make with them and so many ways to make flowers too. Thanks for stopping in Jody!

  1. says

    We’ve made these before, in Sunday school. I loved them and still have them on my counter!! So pretty. Good job kids!

  2. says

    Oh, I love this! I am going to have to make these with Little One over March Break! 🙂 Our favourite craft? There are so many!! Little One just loves MAKING things. End of story! 🙂


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