I saw this craft on Fun at Home with Kids. The flowers looked amazing. Her camera is better than mine so I’m going to steal her photo to show you how beautiful they are
It was a really simple and inexpensive craft to make and great for toddlers. Pumpkin 1 is starting to figure out how to use the eye droppers and pipettes. It’s a great way to develop printing skills.
What you need is:
Liquid watercolours or food colouring
Take the coffee filter and fold it in half and then fold it in half again until you have a small cone shape. Cut a curved petal shape through it, cutting down towards the point but not all the way. Open it up and lay it on a piece of paper or tray (it needs to remain flat to dry so you don’t want to have to pick it up and move it). Using the eye dropper drop the watercolours onto the filter.
Leave it flat to dry. When it’s dry pinch it at the middle and twist it a bit and wrap a pipecleaner around it to create a stem. We found layering 3 or 4 coloured filters and then twisting made a fuller flower. We put them in our frosted jars. They look so lovely and have a fabric like look and texture.