Thursday, April 21, 2005


Here's an easy craft that will get "SPRING" off to a good start!!

These flowers are quick to make and the children enjoy making them.
Make sure you put newspaper or something protective under the coffee filters as the markers will bleed through them.
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.

What You Need:
-Newspapers or protective cover for work area
-Coffee filters
-Chenille stem (regular or bumpy)

How To Make It
Cover work area with newspapers or other protective covering.
Let children draw or color on 5-7 coffee filters with the markers. Random markings are just fine as detailed drawings won't show up in this project.
Place one coffee filter decorative side down on the table. Stack other coffee filters decorative side up on top.
Fold coffee filters in half. Scrunch middle of the coffee filters (starting at the bottom coffee filter).
Wrap chenille stem tightly around scrunched area to hold in place. Straighten chenille stem to use as flower stem.
(Let the children make a couple and put them in a May Basket. Early on the morning of May 1st hang on your mother's door, a neighbor's door, a friend's, or anyone special to you. Remember, it's supposed to be a surprise! Or can be put into a vase etc.)

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