Monday, March 7, 2011

Coffee Filter Fun...First Way

We're bringing in spring around here regardless of what it looks like outside.  All of the snowflakes and winterish things have come down and in its place we are growing some flowers.

Coffee Filter Flowers

What You Need:
  • Coffee filters
  • Washable markers
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Green tape
We started by coloring on the coffee filters using the washable markers.

After we finished coloring, I sprayed the coffee filters with water, completely dousing the whole thing.

Here they are post-spraying.  You can really see on Eli's how the colors are starting to bleed and run together, hence the need for WASHABLE markers.  I thought that Eli and Abby's turned out better than mine, a fact that I am embarrassed happy to say surprised me.  The more marker...the better.

Abby blowing on them to speed along the drying process.  They dried REALLY fast, even without the additional help of an adorable 2-year old.  We made them in the morning and they were easily dried by lunch time.

The Finished Product

A centerpiece.  Kind of gather up the center of the coffee filter to make a cone-ish type shape.  Wrap a pipe cleaner around it and pop it in a vase.
A made-over Winter Wonderland, though Eli did insist on keeping his penguins by their house.  The leaves and stems are just green painters tape that I found at Walmart.

The kids LOVED this and it was super easy.  Eli and I actually did some more in the afternoon, while Abby was sleeping, at his request.  I was surprised at how good it felt to be growing some Spring in our home.  Our inside-March was in like a if outside-March would just follow.

Coffee Filter Fun...Second Way

1 comment:

  1. Super cool! I love your "art" stair wall.

    And Eli was kind to include the penguins--how often do they get to see flowers outside their house??