Liquid Watercolor Flowers

Watch your child’s face light up as he or she transforms a coffee filter into a beautiful watercolor flower. Making one is so simple and fun that your child will have a blooming bouquet in no time!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials. Coffee filters work best, but paper towels will also do the trick. Protect your workspace with newspapers or paper bags.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Pour some liquid watercolor into small bowls. Using a pipette, or paint brush, apply watercolor to the coffee filters. Try mixing different colors to form new ones!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    After allowing the coffee filter to dry, fold it in half to form a semicircle.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Twist the corner and wrap a pipe cleaner on the end to make a stem. A full bouquet of coffee filter flowers is a lovely gift for a teacher, relative or dear friend!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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