Fresh Brewed Flowers

by Julie Theophanes


round coffee filters
cups of leftover egg dye
drinking straws


1. Dip coffee filters in dye to create a variety of colors. Lay them flat on newspapers to dry.
2. Once the filters are dry, take one and fold it in half.
3. Fold it in half again, so you have a quarter circle.
4. Fold it in half one more time.
5. Twist the tip tightly.
6. Hold the twisted tip while you fluff the edges with your other hand.
7. Poke the twisted tip into a straw, then put your flower in the vase.

This article first appeared in the March 2008 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2008 by Julie Theophanes. Used by permission. Photo © Ron Nickel.