Coffee filter flowers are the perfect DIY crafting project to enjoy together with your children. It’s so much fun to watch the colour of the felt-tip ink spread across your creations – and when the finished product is then used to decorate shelves, windowsills or really any surfaces you can think of, they look almost as beautiful as real flowers! Who would’ve thought that coffee filters could also make such wonderful crafting companions!?
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- White coffee filters
- Various coloured felt-tip pens (not waterproof!)
- Scissors (if necessary also a utility knife)
- 200 ml glass, filled with approx. ⅓ water
- Green straws
SO LET’S GET STARTED!
First cut out as many circles from the coffee filter as you need for your flowers.
Use the felt-tip pens to apply different patterns to the circles. The brighter and more vivid you want your colours to be, the more ink you should draw onto the circles.
Now cut a straw-sized hole into the middle. You may also choose to simply cut a cross with a utility knife in the middle.
Cut a rectangle out of half an unused coffee filter (approx. 5 x 11 cm) and roll it together so that a straw is formed. Place one end of the straw into the straw-sized hole and place it in the glass with water. Both the straw and filter will now be soaked with water. As soon as the water then reaches the colour, it will run and cause an amazing colour change!
When the circle is completely saturated, remove the straw and set aside the circle to dry. Repeat all steps with the remaining circles or use several glasses from the beginning.
When all the circles are dried, fold them together a little so that they form a flower shape and are no longer completely flat.
Feed the straw through the hole again and fasten the flower with sellotape.