Coffee Filter Flowers

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Coffee Filter Flowers
Jessica Begum

Looking for an easy springtime craft you can make with your kids? Well, this is it! These dip-dyed coffee filter flowers are an absolutely stunning addition to your holiday decorating, and the best part is, they are oh so simple to create for children ages seven to ten.

Materials You'll Need
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Materials You'll Need

To make these coffee filter flowers, you'll need an Easter egg dyeing kit, small mixing bowls or cups, bucket coffee filters, pipe cleaners and scissors.

Dissolve Dye Pellets
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Dissolve Dye Pellets

Begin by dissolving dye pellets in a half cup of warm water.

Fold Filters
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Fold Filters

While the dye is dissolving, pile three filters together and flatten. Fold them in half, then in half again, and then in half one more time so you get a triangle.

Trim the Tops
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Trim the Tops

Trim off the tops of the filter triangles in several different ways, such as scallop, fringe, point or leaf.

Dip in Dye
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Dip in Dye

Dip the trimmed triangle filter in dye. You can dip in more than one color, dip the tip in one color and the point in the other, use a little or a lot of dye--the combinations are endless.

Allow to Dry
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Allow to Dry

Set on a plate to dry. You can use a hair dryer on low to speed up the drying process. Once dry, the colors will fade quite a bit.

Open Filters
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Open Filters

Once dry, open filters and lay flat.

Make Flower Shape
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Make Flower Shape

Separate the dried filters. Pinch the center of a single filter and pull edges together to make a flower shape. Do this with all three filters.

Tie Off with Pipe Cleaner
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Tie Off with Pipe Cleaner

Bunch the three filters together and twist the tip of a pipe cleaner around centers to secure.

Enjoy!
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Enjoy!

Repeat the process to make an entire bouquet of coffee filter flowers. Place in a vase and enjoy!

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