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coffee filter flowers craft

Coffee Filter Flowers

Create a gorgeous flower craft while encouraging fine motor skills and learning about colour mixing.
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Keyword: Mothers Day, Spring
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Kate Williams


  • Learning Resources Jumbo Eyedroppers
  • Learning Resources Jumbo Test Tubes
  • Sellotape
  • Paper straws
  • Plastic tray
  • Table covering and old towel


  • Coffee filters
  • Food dye


  • Make the dye for your flowers by adding a few drops of liquid food colouring to water in your test tubes.
  • Place a coffee filter on your tray and use the eyedroppers to drop the coloured liquid onto the filters.
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  • Place the wet filter paper onto an old towel to dry.
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  • Once dry pinch the coffee filter in the centre of the circle to make a flower shape.
  • Tape this to the top of a paper straw.
  • If you wish to add more petals to your flower take a second coloured coffee filter and make a small cut or tear in the centre. Thread this onto your straw and move it to where the first filter is before securing this in place with more tape.


You can drip the coloured water directly onto the coffee filters or drip it onto your tray before adding the coffee filter paper on top.
If you don't have any paper straws you can make a stem for your flower using a green pipe cleaner wrapper around the base of the flower instead.
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