We used washable and regular Crayola markers.
I flattened the coffee filters out and let them colour on them.
When they are done colouring they sprayed water on them (a little too much, because they enjoyed using the spray bottle so much, but it only meant they took longer to dry).
They made so many! Although some of them don't look like the colour spread out too much, they did while they were drying.
Bean also used food colouring to dye them. We put a tablespoon of water in each of the bowls and one or two drops of food colouring. Then we placed the coffee filter in the bowl and watched the colourful water creep up the sides of the coffee filters. They were so excited! Bean thought it was magic :)
Then they practiced more spraying.
The more they sprayed, the more the coloured water spread.
Then we spent the rest of the day at my grandparents house and when we came home they were all dried and looked so beautiful! The picture doesn't do it justice.
Then we twisted the pipe cleaners and made stems with leaves. We folded, rolled, smushed, bent and cut the colourful coffee filters and then twisted the middle of them and attached them to the stems. We made over a dozen and then we put them in a vase on the kitchen table. They were so pretty and smell so wonderful :)