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Coffee Filter Flowers: Poppies

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Completed Poppy Coffee Filter Flowers.

Today, we're diving into the world of flowers and creating a colorful craft that captures the beauty of poppies. Our Coffee Filter Flowers: Poppies project is a fun and easy activity that kids will love, and it’s a great way to introduce them to the vivid hues of these stunning blooms.

This craft combines the natural charm of poppies with the creative potential of coffee filters to produce vibrant and unique flowers. The best part is that this activity requires only a few basic materials and allows for lots of artistic expression. Whether you’re exploring other coffee filter crafts such as the Coffee Filter Butterfly, the TP Roll Bee with its delicate coffee filter wings, or venturing into holiday-themed creations like coffee filter bats and turkeys, there’s always something new and exciting to craft at Artsy Kids Zone!

Gather your materials and dive into the world of colorful Coffee Filter Flowers: Poppies. We can't wait to see the beautiful blooms you and your child create! Happy crafting!

Completed Poppy Coffee Filter Flowers.


  • Coffee filters (Each Flower Takes 2 Coffee Filters)

  • Washable Markers

  • Spray bottle filled with water

  • Green Pipe cleaners

  • Black Pom Pom

  • Scissors

  • Glue

Step-by-Step Instructions:

How to color Coffee Filter.

Step 1: Color the Coffee Filters

Use washable markers to color the coffee filters. Be sure to color in most of the coffee filter and avoiding large white spaces. Bright reds, oranges, and pinks are perfect for poppies, but feel free to experiment with different colors for a unique look. You will need two coffee filters for each flower.

How to spray with water Coffee Filter Flowers.

Step 2: Spray with Water 

Once you’ve finished coloring the filters, gently spray them with water. Watch as the colors blend and spread. Let the filters dry completely before moving onto the next step.

How To Speed Up The Dry Time?

The drying time for coffee filtera varies based on the amount of water used. If you heavily soak the coffee filters, they might need to dry overnight.

To speed up the drying process, consider these methods:

  • Blow Dryer: Use a blow dryer on the coffee filters. Watch for paint particles in the air. Once the filters are partially dry, hold them in your hand to prevent them from blowing away. Continue until they are fully dry.

  • Oven Drying: Place the coffee filters in an oven set to 125°F for 20-30 minutes. Keep a close watch on them and remove as soon as they’re dry.

  • Sun Drying: Set them outside on a warm, sunny day. Monitor them closely, as they may blow away once dry.

  • Pat Excess Water Away: Take a paper towel and gently pat some of the water away from the coffee filter. Allow it time to air dry after using the paper towel.

How to cut Coffee Filter Flowers.

Step 3: Fold and Cut

Fold the dried coffee filters in half, then in half again, creating a triangle shape. Trim the corners of the outer edges of the coffee filters to form a rounded, petal-like shape.

Step 4: Shape the Flowers

Open the folded coffee filters to reveal a flower shape. Layer two Coffee filters together. For a more realistic look, rotate the bottom filter so that the peddles are not aligned.

How to add the stem to the Coffee Filter Flowers

Step 5: Add a Stem 

Find the center of the coffee filter and pinch it tight. Then twist a pipe cleaner around the center pinched area. You can even add a little glue to make it sturdier. Once the stem is added, straighten out the pedals.

How to glue pom pom to  Coffee Filter Flowers

Step 6: Glue Pom Pom

Find the center of the poppy flower and glue one black pom pom to it. Allow the glue to completely dry before moving the poppy the flower.

Arrange and Display 

Arrange the finished flowers in a vase, or use them to create a bouquet. These vibrant poppy flowers will add a splash of color to any space!

Creating Coffee Filter Flowers: Poppies is a wonderful craft that adds a splash of color to any occasion, making it perfect for Mother's Day or simply enjoying a warm summer day. The bright, vivid hues of the coffee filter poppies capture the essence of the season and can brighten any space. This craft not only offers a delightful hands-on activity for kids but also provides a lovely way to show appreciation for someone special on Mother's Day. Whether you're decorating your home or gifting a vibrant bouquet, these coffee filter poppies bring warmth and cheer to your day!

Completed Poppy Coffee Filter Flowers.

Why We Love This Craft:

  • Creativity and Imagination: Kids can let their creativity run wild with color choices and designs.

  • Educational Value: This craft provides a hands-on way to learn about poppies and other flowers.

  • Recyclable Materials: Coffee filters and pipe cleaners are accessible, inexpensive, and eco-friendly materials.

As with all crafting projects, be sure to praise your child’s effort and creativity. Ask them questions about their choices and encourage them to share their artistic process with you.

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out other amazing crafts on the blog, such as the Ladybug Mother’s Day Card and the Butterfly Coffee Filter Craft. There’s always something new and exciting to create at Artsy Kids Zone!

Completed Poppy Coffee Filter Flowers.


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