Watercolor Coffee Filter Flowers

  • Grades 1-3

Paint coffee filters then fold to make flowers, even with your youngest crafters!


  • 25 Pack Assorted Paint Brushes
  • Green Fuzzy Sticks
  • Watercolor Paint Palette
  • Coffee Filters
  • Craft Glue
  • Green Bendy Straws
  • Wax Paper


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

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Step 2.


Place a coffee filter on a piece of wax paper, and then add the paint. The wax paper will protect your surface but will not stick to your craft.

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Step 3.


Paint a second coffee filter and set them both aside to dry.

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Step 4.


Fold each coffee filter in half and place them side by side, as shown.

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Step 5.


Fold the coffee filters in half again.

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Step 6.


Form the rounded flower shape by gently twisting the filters.

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Step 7.


Pinch and twist the bottom of the filters, to create a base for the flower.

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Step 8.


Use a green Fuzzy Stick to create the stem. Twist and attach the Fuzzy Stick around the base created in Step 7.

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Step 9.


Add a little craft glue to secure the Fuzzy Stick to the base of the flower.

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Step 10.


Thread the Fuzzy Stick through a green bendy straw. Tip: Make sure the bendy part is more towards the top. This will make a sturdy stem for your flower.

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Step 11.


Continue to fluff and form the filters to create shapes that resemble the petals of a flower.

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Step 12.


When inserting into a vase, bend the straw to create fun angles, like a natural flower.