Coffee Filter Flowers made with Tissue Paper


Tissue Paper Transfer - Using wet tissue paper and coffee filters to create beautiful Spring flowers.

We are big fans of tissue paper in our house and we have used it for many art projects. Recently, we combined it with coffee filters to make some Spring flowers. You will love how the colors from the tissue paper transfer when wet to create these paper flowers.

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You will need:
  • Torn tissue paper in various colors
  • Coffee filter
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Brush
  • Water in a cup
  • Paper plate
Tissue Paper Flower Craft

To make these coffee filter flowers, you will not be gluing the tissue paper to the coffee filters. This confused my daughters at first who kept asking how the tissue paper would stick to the coffee filter. You will just be transfer the color of the tissue paper to the coffee filter using a brush with water. 

Have your child place the torn tissue paper on the coffee filter and "paint" over it with the brush and water.

Making coffee filter flowers

When they do this, the color from the tissue paper will start to bleed on to the coffee filter.

Spring flower activity

Let the coffee filter dry.

Tissue paper art project

When it has dried, peel off the tissue paper to reveal a beautiful color pattern.

Coffee filter flowers with tissue paper

Gather the coffee filter to make a flower shape and attach a green pipe cleaner to make the flower.

For more tissue paper crafts check out:

tissue paper pom poms, tissue paper balls

framed kids art

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  1. We have all the materials we need to make these -- right now!! I love crafts like that. The flowers are beautiful. My youngest son has enjoyed picking daffodils from the yard this spring. I think he would love this activity. Thank you and I pinned this too!

  2. Sweet flowers, thank you for sharing. I like how the kids can see the colour moving.

  3. Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree! I'll be featuring you this week and I hope you'll be by to see it and link up more of your fabulous ideas! I think a bouquet of these colorful blooms would be just the thing for the kiddos to make for Grandma for Mother's Day!

  4. These turned out SO cute! What a fun idea! I featured this today at TGIF -

    Feel free to grab an I was featured button if you like. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us & I hope you'll stop by and link up again today!!

    Have a great weekend,

  5. These are so cute, a side note though when I did this with my kids our hands stained with color, use caution. I think I will also try to use crepe paper which comes in vibrant colors and is cheaper. Love it!

    1. Lisa, I did not have that experience with our hands staining. Maybe we used a different kind of tissue paper? Please let me know how it goes with crepe paper.