Beautiful & Easy Coffee Filter Roses Craft Kids Can Make

We are making gorgeous coffee filter flowers today. This coffee filter rose craft is super easy to make and only requires 4 items — supplies you probably have on hand. This coffee filter rose craft is perfect for kids of all ages that you can make these at home or in the classroom. It is one of our favorite kids crafts because it makes the prettiest flowers.

Make Coffee Filter Roses- green, blue, black, orange, red, and yellow water color painted on coffee filters
Make gorgeous paper coffee filter roses. It’s easy, fun, and they’re so pretty.

How To Make Coffee Filter Flowers

This coffee filter rose is super cute and the coolest coffee filter flowers craft. You can paint your roses any colors you want which is a fun color lesson for younger kids. Plus making coffee filter flowers is great fine motor skill practice.

Related: How to make paper roses

You can even make a bunch of coffee filter flowers for a beautiful bouquet to decorate your house or give them to someone as a gift. Add a little essential oil, and now your coffee filter roses smell amazing!

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Supplies Needed For Coffee Filter Crafts Roses

Directions To Make Coffee Filter Flowers

Watch Our Quick Video Tutorial on How To Make Coffee Filter Roses

Step 1

Separate one coffee filter for painting

Make Coffee Filter Roses- green, blue, black, orange, red, and yellow water color painted on coffee filters
These coffee filters roses are easy to paint, cut, and glue to make beautiful roses.

Step 2

Set out watercolors with a large, soft brush (these have been the easiest to use without ripping the coffee filters in my experience)

Step 3

Paint and dry the artwork

Note: put something underneath the coffee filter because the watercolors leak through as you paint!

Step 4

Once the coffee filters have dried, you can start turning them into coffee filter roses!

Step 5

You will cut the coffee filter into a swirl.

Related: Make a paper plate flower craft

Step 6

Then roll up the coffee filter and either glue the end or tape it.

Pink painted coffee filter with wooden stem and a glass vase.
Paint your roses any colors you want!

Our Experience with This Coffee Filter Rose Craft

Since my preschooler loves to paint, we wanted to come up with a way to paint and to make more roses.

So, we grabbed some  coffee filters.

I love using coffee filters as a canvas for watercolors because the colors spread and mix together as you paint.  The blending of the vibrant colors are what make these roses such a special coffee filter craft.

I adore coffee filter crafts.

I don’t brew any coffee at home, but I somehow  always have an excess of coffee filters. The good news is that having them has inspired lots of coffee filter crafts.

Pink painted coffee filter with wooden stem and a glass vase.
Make a doze roses as a gift or as a decoration.

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Coffee Filter Flowers

coffee filter flowers

Making coffee filter flowers is easy and fun for kids of all ages in the classroom or at home. These coffee filter roses are gorgeous when finished and surprisingly simple to make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Coffee filters
  • Watercolor paints
  • (Optional)Wooden stir stick, pipe cleaner or other for stem


  • Scissors
  • Glue or Tape


  1. Using watercolor paints, paint the plain coffee filters desired colors and combination of colors and let dry.
  2. Using scissors, cut the coffee filter into a spiral swirl.
  3. Start at one end and roll the cut swirl into a bud keeping one side tight that is the base of the rose flower.
  4. Glue the base of the flower or tape it to secure the petals in place. Attach to a stem: pipe cleaner, stir stick or anything else that works!


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How did your coffee filter roses turn out? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Perfect! I am doing this with our four kids for mother’s day bouquets!

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