Have kids make these colorful flowers for the special women in
their lives this Mother's Day.
For each child you'll need a foam cup, a craft stick, and three
coffee filters. You'll also need newspapers, paper towels,
scissors, washable markers, clear tape, green construction paper,
and a water-filled spray bottle.
Before kids arrive, cover the work area with newspaper and cut a
small slit in the bottom of each foam cup. Have kids fold their
coffee filters in half and color both sides with markers. Then have
them unfold the filters and lightly spray them with water to blend
the colors. Use paper towels to remove excess water, then set aside
Have kids decorate their cups with markers, color their craft
stick green, and cut out green construction paper leaves. Tell kids
to lay their coffee filters, one on top of the other, then bunch
the filters together in the center to form the flower. Tape the
flower at the top of the craft stick. Fluff out the filters to form
flower petals. Then have kids push the craft stick stem into the
hole on the craft cup and tape the leaves to the craft stick.
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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