My kiddos have been busy thinking up ideas for Mother's Day gifts. These sweet flowers made from coffee filters and our favorite Do-A-Dots are a perfect child craft and gift for mom. You can check out our original post on Do-A-Dots here.
For this craft you will need the following supplies:
Spray bottle filled with water
Have your child decorate the coffee filter using the Do-A-Dots.
Using the spray bottle, dampen the coffee filter. The wetter it gets, the more the colors will merge.
After a few stained fingers, we realized it worked best to hold the filters using clothes pins.
Once dry fold the filter in half and twist into a flower shape. Wrap some floral wire around the end. Using your pipe cleaner, cover the wire. Depending on what type of flower you want to make, you could also push the pipe cleaner through a small hole in the center which will anchor it in a little better.
Remember the mason jars I found? Well they make a pretty vase for my little flower.
Another idea for these would be to turn them into a corsage. What mother or grandmother wouldn't love sporting this work of art? ;)
My boys chose to use the pipe cleaner to make this wrist corsage, however I think it would be very pretty with some ribbon or lace as the bracelet. Also I recommend stapling or hot gluing the flower onto whatever you use as the bracelet.
Hope you enjoy this cute child's craft!