Craft a beautiful bouquet out of coffee filters!
- Coffee filters (1-4 per flower)
- Spray bottle
- Chenille stems
- Wax paper
- Protect your work surface with wax paper. The marker will soak through the paper layers so it’s important to protect the surface from stains. Lay the coffee filters flat onto the wax paper.
- Now comes the fun part! Use markers to color all over the coffee filters.
- Next, spray the filters with your spray bottle of water. You only need about 5 good sprays. When the filters get wet, the marker colors will travel across the filter, creating a kaleidoscope of color.
- Set the whole sheet of wax paper aside while you wait for them to dry. The colors will continue to bleed as they sit. Be mindful that the color may bleed a bit through the wax paper, and complimentary colors (such as orange and purple) will bleed to make brown.
- After the coffee filters have dried, you are ready to assemble. Older youth can probably handle this on their own, but family members may want to help younger children. To make your flower, either use one filter or stack
two, three or four on top of each other to make a fuller flower.
- Fold the filter(s) in half. Fold in half again.
- Now create a zig-zag by folding the top section of your coffee filters and fold it backward onto itself. Then flip the filters over and repeat for the other quarter section. Use a chenille stem to tightly wind around the point of your folded coffee filters. Be sure to cinch it tightly so it holds. Gently separate the folded pieces from one another, and then you’re done!
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