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DIY Spring Flowers!!!

Since we still in spring, and Hectic On 3 shows you how to make these beautiful long lasting flowers, that do not need water or sun.  You can gift these to anyone you love. You can do this with your mom, dad or older sister or brother.

Here is what you will need:
  • Coffee filters *(You can get this in your local grocery store)
  • Food colouring
  • Paintbrush
  • Shallow baking pan *(Biscuit pan work best)
  • Paper Towels/Tissues
  • Scissors *(let your parent handle these)
  • Masking Tape
  • Pipe Cleaners *(Get at a craft store)
STEP 1: Dye the coffee filters with food colouring:

Mix together a couple of drops of food colouring with some water to dilute it, then place a couple of coffee filters in a shallow baking pan.  Dye the filters different colours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 2: Dry the coffee filters

Once the coffee filters are dyed, place them on paper towels and let them dry.

 

 

STEP 3: Cut Coffee Filter Flower Shapes

Once your coffee filters are dry, it’s time to cut some coffee filter flowers shapes!  With the help of a parent or Guardian, take three filters and fold them all together in half.

  • Fold them in half again till you get a quarter of a filter.
  • Then, fold them in half again till you get an eight of a filter.
  • Next cut out petal shapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 4: Cut Coffee Filter Flower Shapes (Have your parent help you with the scissors)
  • Time to make some coffee filter flowers! Take one flower and scrunch it in the middle.
  • Place a pipe cleaner right next to it.
  • Fold another coffee filter and place it next to your pipe cleaner.
  • Tape everything together tightly with masking tape. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 5: Cover up the masking tape

It’s time to cover up the masking tape.  Fold up the pipe cleaner, twist it around your masking tape to hide it with lovely green pipe cleaner “this will be your stem.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve got a lovely bouquet of flowers that you can keep for your own home… or give them away to someone that you love! Or, just wrap them around pens to create lovely, springy  flower pens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now squad member you have your own beautiful spring flowers that will NEVER need water or sun. These will last as long as you want.

-HO3

 

 

 

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