This past weekend I had the girls make these beautiful Mothers Day Flowers out of coffee filters. We have made coffee filter butterflies before and the girls just loved it so I kind of knew this would be a hit. I just love how these flowers came out and actually have them sitting on my kitchen counter right now because they are so pretty to look at. I know they are suppose to be for mothers day but they are too pretty to put away till then!
One thing I did learn when we made our butterflies is that if you want bright colors you need to use more food color. So don’t be stingy with it, add a couple extra drops of each color to make sure your flowers are bright and beautiful! Another useful thing we learned from making these is if you make them on your baking cooling racks they will dry a lot faster. I just set this all up with the coffee filters on the racks to start with and in just a couple hours they were dry and ready for us to make the flowers.
My oldest had no issue at all making the flowers, but I did have to help my little one make them. She was able to squirt the colored water on the filters no problem and actually really loved that part, but assembling the flowers was a little too hard for her. So if you are doing this with younger children you may need to help a bit.
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