Now that Pinky is 2 years old, I’ve been thinking of some fun craft projects we could do together. Recently, we all got sick. While on my trip to pick up some medicine at Target, I couldn’t resist going through the Dollar Section! Who’s with me? I found a pack of festive Valentine’s Day tissue paper and pink and red pipe cleaners. I immediately thought, paper flowers!
I was so excited to get home and make them. Pinky, not so much. But when they were done, she loved them. I was able to make over a dozen flowers with the one pack of tissue paper I bought. We had so many, we gave a few to Grandma for her birthday and used some to decorate our home.
Making paper flowers is a fun activity for parents and kids who are probably about 5 and up. We highly recommend this project because…
- They are super easy and fun to make
- They will last longer than real flowers
- They make perfect gifts
- Perfect for any holiday, in this case Valentine’s Day!
- They don’t cost a lot of money to make – this project only cost me $2!
I was so excited about paper flowers that I had to share with you how to make them. Let’s get crafty!
All you need is:
- Colorful Tissue Paper
- Pipe Cleaners (green or you can color coordinate with any theme)
- Measure and cut tissue paper in 6×9 rectangles – if you’re child is not old enough for scissors you can cut for them – they don’t have to be perfect
- Fold Pipe Cleaners in half
Step 1: Layer several pieces of tissue paper together. I found 6 sheets were enough to make a good size, full flower. Begin a fan fold making sure to keep all pieces together. To create a fan fold, simply fold the tissue about a half an inch one way, flip the paper and fold again, back and forth until it is done.
Step 3: Use your scisors to cut the edges. I rounded the corners, but you can create a more edgy look by cutting straight angles.
Step 4: Open your fan and carefully start to separate each tissue paper from one another, lifting them up and shaping them to your liking.
Tip: Be careful not to pull too hard or you will tear the tissue. If you need some moisture, a lick of the finger will do!
Your flower should looks something like this in the end – beautiful and bountiful!
Put them all together and you have an amazing masterpiece that didn’t take a lot of time to make, and didn’t cost you a lot of money.