Coffee Filter Sunflowers is an art program that is inexpensive and can bring some colour to your community. For this activity, you’ll need coffee filters, crayons, scissors, glue, and green construction paper or cardstock.
Hand each participant a few coffee filters and encourage them to colour them with crayons (the filters are not suitable for painting). Place 3 or 4 of the coloured filters on top of each other and fold them in half, then in quarters. Then, cut the circular end of the filters to form the shape of petals. To make this step easier, you can print out a template of a flower and place it on top of the filters as a guide. Glue the center of each flower onto the next, leaving the petals free. You can cut stems out of cardstock and glue those to the flowers as well. Hang the flowers up on walls, doors, or in your residents’ bedrooms.
Note: If coffee filters are not available use crepe paper or tissue paper in different shades of yellow, orange, and red. This would be mainly a 'cutting' activity since colouring is not necessary, but glitter and foil confetti can be used to decorate them.