It's Remembrance Sunday this weekend, and we are commemorating that in our try-at-home craft. So this week we will be showing you how to make COFFEE FILTER POPPIES.
For this you will need:
- Paper coffee filters (2 per poppy)
- Red paint
- Paint brush
- Black button
- Green button (optional)
- Paint your coffee filters, completely covering one side with red paint.
- Dry the filters with a hairdryer. Cup the filter in your hand (painted side up!) so it doesn't fly away and blast it with the hairdryer until it is fully dry.
- Get your child to crumple the dry filters into little balls, then gently smooth them out a little so they're still a bit wrinkly. Children will love this part! It's also a great exercise to strengthen their hand muscles and develop their fine motor skills.
- Layer two painted filters loosely together. Pinch the centre of the filters together at the back, giving them a little twist to bind them together.
- Glue a black button onto the front of each poppy, and top with a smaller green button if you have one.
- Let the glue dry, then fluff your poppies up a bit.