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Craft Time: Tissue Paper Flowers

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             Tissue Paper Flowers

                  

Difficulty: Easy

These flowers are quick to make and the children enjoy making them. Younger children may need some help with accordion-pleating the tissue paper.

What you'll need:

  • Pastel colored tissue paper
  • Chenille stem
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

How to make it:

  1. Cut tissue paper into rectangles of desired size (5"x7" is the size pictured - see photo).
  2. Stack around 15 pieces of tissue paper. Use the same color or different colors. If you want to use a smaller number of pieces of tissue paper, flower will not be as full.
  3. Accordion pleat the tissue paper working from the long side.
  4. Wind one end of the chenille stem around the middle of the accordion pleated tissue paper. (See photo).
  5. Trim the ends of each side to give the pedals a unique look. Trimming the ends into a point (like a triangle), or a bump (like a half circle) will look very pretty.
  6. Gently separate each layer (see photo) pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower. (See photo). Do the second side. (See photo).
  7. Let the children make a couple of flowers and put them in a May Basket. Early on the morning of May 1st hang on your mother's door, a neighbor's door, a friend's, or anyone special to you. Remember, it's supposed to be a surprise!

 

Tips:

  1. If you want to give your flowers some leaves, include a stack of green tissue paper folded accordion style during step 3. Trim the green paper into a shape of a leaf.
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:11 PM
Replies (11-20):
sukainah
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Those are so pretty.

la_bella_vita
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM

 Omg so cute!

Kmakksmom
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:44 AM

I love those!

momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:15 AM

I love these!

alliesmom112
by Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 2:21 PM

very nice 

slw123
by Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:11 PM

The ones pictured are pretty!  Mine have never come out that pretty though.

Bob192
by Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:37 PM

My kids like to make these!

dusky_rose
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

I love making tissue paper flowers.


clowry02
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

cute

Threes.Company
by Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

I loved making these as a kid!

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