For those of you just tuning in, I am an art teacher in an elementary school. It is the perfect job for me. Sometimes I make thing for gifts, artwork around our house, or even just for the sake of getting my craft fix for the day. Here’s me at work. I forgot my hair elastic so I used a piece of yarn. Happy
5 year old trapped in a 30 year old’s body art teacher.
Last week’s kindergarten art project sparked an idea. We made flowers out of coffee filters. Since it was the week before Spring break, I was inspired by my beachy thoughts. I took the project a step further and added a bobby pin. Wearable art is just more fun. Period.
Start with a basic circular coffee filter.
Choose colorful markers to scribble. Cover most of the white. I chose like colors so that way they blended together well. Sharpies are waterproof, so don’t use those. Washable markers work best, but I just used the classics and it came out just fine.
Place the coffee filter on paper towel or newspaper. Using a spray bottle, wet it. It doesn’t have to be drenched, just damp enough so that you see the colors start to run.
Once the coffee filter is completely dry, pinch the center and tie a piece of string around it to hold secure. I yanked the yarn out of my braid and used that 🙂
Grab a bobby pin and knot the string around it.
Pop it in your hair and pretend you’re in Brazil sipping a Mai Tai 😉
This flower would be supercute on a safety pin and attached to a shirt pocket for the fellas. Enjoy!