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“Springing into Coffee” Craft: Coffee Beans and Filter Flowers

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Photo credit: Jennifer Aline Graham

 What’s better than a craft combining coffee and springtime? The smile on your little one’s face when they finish a fun, educational project.

This craft isn’t just simple, it’s an enjoyable learning experience for your little one. Since many “Coffee Moms” have coffee beans and filters already at their home, why not add some construction paper, watercolor paints, and glue into the mix? This project is one that connects a mom’s love for coffee with their child’s excitement for creating and learning. 

MATERIALS:

  • Coffee filters
  • Coffee beans
  • Watercolor paints and brushes
  • Construction paper
  • Glue (stick and/or liquid)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Marker/pen

Step 1: Watercolor filters

Step 1 Coffee Filter Flower

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Using watercolor paints and brushes, have your little ones paint the coffee filter to their liking. Since the filters will be flowers, suggesting brighter, more spring-like colors may be something you may lean toward. However, let your child simply have fun exploring color.

Step #2: Glue and construction paper

 Step 2 Coffee Filter Flower

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Outlining a circle near the top of the paper, have your child trace the circle with a glue stick (or drip glue if that is what you have). This will help them work on tracing and identifying shapes.

Step #3: Place filter and pipe cleaner

Step 3 Coffee Filter Flower

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Have your little one place their painted filter on top of the glued circle. Below the filter, use drip glue to create a line for the pipe cleaner to be set on. You will want your little one to hold the pipe cleaner down in the glue for a minute or so. This would be a good time to practice counting and singing the alphabet to take up time for the pipe cleaner to sit.

Step #4: Trace letter with glue

Step 4 Coffee Filter Flower

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Using a marker or pen, dot out the first letter of your little one’s name in the center of the coffee filter. Using glue (either bottled or with a paint brush), let your little one trace their letter.

Step #5: Letter it up with coffee beans

Step 5 Coffee Filter Flower

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Using coffee beans, have your child work on their fine motor skills by placing and tracing the first letter of their name. 

Final product: Coffee bean and filter flower

Final Product Coffee Filter Flower

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After the paint and glue dry, your child can be proud of their unique, springtime flower that smells like their mama’s favorite brew!

 

Biography

 Jennifer Aline is a coffee addict, mama of twins, and a passionate freelance writer and author. She writes for Moms.com on a regular basis and has had articles in publications such as the NY Daily News, NY Post, and In Good Health Newspaper. Aline received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies from Keuka College and worked in the Human Services field before her two little girls entered her life. Aline now focuses primarily on writing, teaching aerial arts classes in the evenings, and caring for her twin daughters – all while continuously chugging coffee, of course.

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  • Jennifer Aline Graham
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