Coffee filter poppies

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)
  • Glue
  • Hairdryer
paper poppy.jpg
  1. Paint your coffee filters, completely covering one side with red paint.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Glue a black button onto the front of each poppy, and top with a smaller green button if you have one.
  6. Let the glue dry, then fluff your poppies up a bit.