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Learn how to make coffee filter flowers with this simple tutorial. It’s the perfect craft to make alongside a reading of Pinkalicious.
These coffee filter flowers are so much fun to make! Your kids will love this book-based craft based on the original Pinkalicious book.
In the story Pinkalicious, we meet Pinkalicious who loves all things pink. From fairy dresses to cotton candy to bubblegum. Enjoy this book with your kids, and then enjoy the following book-based activities.
Not only will they have fun doing these activities, but you will love that they are educationally based!
Head to Amazon or your local bookstore to snag Pinkalicious, and then give these fun book- based activities a try!
Pinkalicious Coffee Filter Flower Craft
These book-based activities will help extend the text in a meaningful way, and keep the kids engaged after the story is over.
What You’ll Need
white and pink craft paint
bowl or plate
old newspaper, towels, or cookie sheet for drying
What You’ll Do
Begin by pouring a teaspoon or so each of white and pink craft paint into a bowl or plate. Gently swirl the paint with a craft stick or straw.
Separate your coffee filters. Take one at a time, and turn it upside down. Gently dip the coffee filter into the paint mixture being sure the ruffles are well coated in paint.
As you finish each coffee filter, place it on a piece of newspaper to dry.
Once the filters are dry, stack 5-7 coffee filters inside each other.
Gently pinch the filters at the bottom. You can either staple them to hold them together or wrap the pinched area with a piece of green pipe cleaner to act as a stem.
Give the filters one last fluff before displaying.
MORE LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Once your coffee filter flower craft is complete, here is another fun activity you can do to extend the fun of this colorful story.
#1: Explore More PINK Flowers
In the story, we see a bee mistake Pinkalicious for a pink flower. In the spring and summer, pink flowers are all around us, but do we really know much about them? Here is a list of the types of pink flowers you can find in real life. Why not see how many you can spot in your garden or flower shop.
• cherry blossoms
• bee balm
• bleeding hearts
• morning glories
How many were you able to find? Are you familiar with any of these pink blooms? If so, choose 1 or 2 of these pink beauties , and see what kind of facts you can dig up about them.
#2: PINK Scavenger Hunt
Take a pink scavenger hunt around your house and yard. See how many items you can find that are PINK. Write the names of the items down as you spot them. Discuss your findings when you are done.
Are you ready to explore flowers and other pink things? Be sure to check out this fun book with your child. Then, give these follow up educational activities a try!