Family-Friendly Coffee Filter Easter Craft
We have a holiday just around the corner, and classic Easter traditions mean getting together to share a meal with extended family members and friends. Not only does this require meal planning and preparation, but many people also enjoy the creativity of the season.
Instead of getting out the same old place cards or worn centerpiece, why not engage your kids (and spouse!) for a fun family activity – namely, have them help you create some new Easter table decorations to brighten up your home? This is one of the most fun and easy decorating ideas I’ve ever done …
Springy Easter Flower Bowls
One simple way to entice your guests is to place seasonal nibbles – whether they’re jelly beans, baby carrots, or chocolate Easter eggs – into spring flower bowls around your kitchen and sitting areas. And it couldn’t be easier to make these festive decorations!
To get started, here are the basic steps. Video demo to follow 🙂
- Grab a set of coffee filters, some yellow and green food dye, scissors, and a few helping hands!
- Place warm water in a shallow dish or bowl and add 8 to 10 drops of your favorite food coloring
- Dip 5 to 10 coffee filters (upside down) into the prepared dish, and let dry.
- In another bowl, pour about half an inch of warm water and dye with a couple of drops of a different food coloring of choice
- Dip the open end of the filters into the bowl to dye the tops of the filters (Tip: leave them in a stack, as they’ll keep their shape better).
- Remove the stack and let them dry upside down, only separating the individual filters when they are completely dry.
Get The Kids Involved
- Let the kids fold the dry coffee filters in half and cut out petal designs to create beautiful daffodils when the filters are unfolded.
- Have them paint Styrofoam bowls with the leftover yellow water, and place these in the middle of the “flowers” with a drop or two of hot glue to keep them together. Cut out a few leaf shapes from the green coffee filters and voila! – gorgeous spring flower bowls that your guests will love.
Have a happy Easter!