I love practical craft projects that only use normal household items! Today, I am excited to share one of those projects with you!
In the summer time, I find myself looking for crafts that use flowers in one way or another. Maybe I associate flowers with summer, or maybe it’s because I have 2 daughters and nanny 2 little girls. In any case, I ran across this craft idea in my search. It’s a summer wreath with big flowers on it your kids can make.
What you’ll need:
- Coffee filters
- Washable markers
- Paper plates
- Spray Bottle
Easy enough, right?
The kids get to color the coffee filters however they would like, using the washable markers. My kids each maxed out at about 3 filters, and you really need about 6 to fill a wreath, so they shared wreaths which worked out nicely.
To save money, I would have them color the coffee filters ON the paper plates they will be using for their wreaths. They do need to color on a plate or you will have a very colorful table… like mine. Once they are done, lay the filters on newspaper across your table, then spray them with water so the colors run together. My kids loved this part! You can talk about how rain makes flowers grow and is part of God’s plan for us to have beautiful things to look at in summer and fresh food to eat. Then let the filters dry. It worked well for us to land over nap time, but I think they dried pretty quickly.
Cut out the inside of the plate to form a wreath. I just stabbed it with a knife and started cutting.
Next, I pulled in the center of each filter and puffed out the edges to make it look like a flower and so that I had enough of a point to tape to the wreath. I taped it to the wreath plate. It took about 6 flowers to fill each wreath, though you could probably do anywhere from 5-8. I thought they looked lovely and my kids love seeing it on our door each time we get home!