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Coffee Filter Poinsettia Craft

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This Coffee Filter Poinsettia is the perfect Christmas craft for kids and adults to make. It’s an easy project and looks beautiful when it’s done.

Coffee filters and washable markers transform into gorgeous poinsettia flowers to decorate your home for the holiday season.

It’s also a great way to decorate Christmas presents!

Want more Christmas coffee filter crafts? Check out our Coffee Filter Reindeer, Coffee Filter Wreath and Coffee Filter Holly too.

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Two completed coffee filter poinsettia flowers laying on a white wood background.

Coffee Filter Poinsettia Christmas Craft

I love quick and easy crafts that don’t require a ton of expensive materials or complicated tools. 

What I love about this poinsettia flower craft, is it’s simple enough for the kids to work on, but also satisfying for an adult to make too.

This is a fun art project for preschool and kindergarten children to make, especially since they will need to color several coffee filter papers. Kids love helping with the tie dyeing process and watching as the colors spread and blend together.

Even toddlers can help with coloring the filters!

One poinsettia flower made with coffee filters on a white wood background.

When making these with younger children, you may need to assist with cutting out the poinsettia pieces and gluing it together. 

I recommend hot gluing this project because hot glue tends to hold better and dries quick, but you could also use try using a tacky craft glue (that’s my favorite one). 

Older kids may be able to complete this Christmas craft project on their own with adult supervision.

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Coffee Filter Poinsettia Craft Supplies:

If you don’t have these materials on hand, you can find them on Amazon, at the Dollar Tree Store (yes even online!), or wherever you prefer to shop for crafting supplies.

Stack of coffee filters, washable markers, scissors, gold pom poms, and glue gun for craft project.

You will need 5 coffee filters (1 green, 4 red), several gold pom poms, and half of a green chenille stem per flower.

How to Make Coffee Filter Poinsettia Flowers

Flatten the round coffee filters. Color one with several shades of green and yellow washable markers in a variety of patterns. Making organic and random patterns work best for this technique.

Two coffee filters colored with green marker laying on cookie sheet with a water bottle.

Next, color four coffee filters with red and pink washable markers. You will need one green colored filter and four red colored filters for each poinsettia flower.

Place the coffee filters on a cookie sheet or spread out wax or freezer paper with old towels underneath.

Spritz the coffee filters with water and watch as the water and markers create a neat tie dye effect.

Two red colored coffee filters on cookie sheet and hand spraying water on them with small bottle.

Print the Poinsettia Patterns and cut them out OR draw poinsettia flowers on a plain piece of paper.  

Once the coffee filters are dry, trace the large pattern on two red filters and the small pattern on two red filters. Then cut them out with scissors.

Tracing poinsettia flower template on red coffee filters and cutting them out.

Next, fold the green colored filters in half, and cut out an oval leaf shape. Apply a line of glue to attach the two leaf layers together.

Oval shape cut out of green dyed coffee filter with scissors.

Using a green marker, you can outline the leaf and add some detail. You may also do this with a red marker on the poinsettia petals.

Now it’s time to assembly the poinsettias. Start by attaching the two large flowers together. Glue one on top of the other so the top and bottom petals are alternating.

Using hot glue gun to glue red colored coffee filters together.

Next glue the small flowers on top of the large ones. As the glue dries, scrunch together the small flowers to create dimension. 

Attach the leaf to the back of the flower, then glue the gold tinsel pom poms to the center of the flower. 

Hot gluing craft pom poms onto poinsettia craft.

Lastly, twist a green chenille stem around a pencil, cut it in half with scissors, and glue it to the leaf so it sticks out from under the petals.

Two finished coffee filter poinsettia flowers sitting side by side on a white wood background.

How Long Does It Take to Make Coffee Filter Poinsettia Flowers?

You can create this Coffee Filter Poinsettia Craft in about 30 minutes plus drying time. It can take the wet coffee filters about 1-2 hours to air dry. 

So if you are planning to do this with your kids at home or at school, you may want to start with coloring and dyeing the filters in the morning and finish the project in the afternoon. Otherwise, you may need to split it up between two days. 

You can also use a hair dryer to help speed up the time it takes them to dry, just use caution. 

More Christmas Crafts:

One poinsettia flower made with coffee filters on a white wood background.

Coffee Filter Poinsettias

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Coffee Filter Poinsettia is the perfect Christmas craft for kids and adults to make. It’s an easy project and looks beautiful when it’s done.

Materials

Tools

  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Cookie Sheet, wax paper, or freezer paper

Instructions

You will need 5 coffee filters (1 green, 4 red), several gold pom poms, and half of a green chenille stem per flower.

  1. Flatten the round coffee filters. Color one with several shades of green and yellow washable markers in a variety of patterns. Making organic and random patterns work best for this technique.
  2. Next, color four coffee filters with red and pink washable markers. You will need one green colored filter and four red colored filters for each poinsettia flower.
  3. Place the coffee filters on a cookie sheet or spread out wax or freezer paper with old towels underneath.
  4. Spritz the coffee filters with water and watch as the water and markers create a neat tie dye effect.
  5. Print the Poinsettia Patterns and cut them out OR draw poinsettia flowers on a plain piece of paper.  
  6. Once the coffee filters are dry, trace the large pattern on two red filters and the small pattern on two red filters. Then cut them out with scissors.
  7. Next, fold the green colored filters in half, and cut out an oval leaf shape. Apply a line of glue to attach the two leaf layers together.
  8. Use a green marker to outline the leaf and add some detail, if you wish. You may also do this with a red marker on the poinsettia petals.
  9. Now it’s time to assembly the poinsettias. Start by attaching the two large flowers together. Glue one on top of the other so the top and bottom petals are alternating.
  10. Next glue the small flowers on top of the large ones. As the glue dries, scrunch together the small flowers to create dimension. 
  11. Attach the leaf to the back of the flower, then glue the gold tinsel pom poms to the center of the flower. 
  12. Lastly, twist a green chenille stem around a pencil, cut it in half with scissors, and glue it to the leaf so it sticks out from under the petals.

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