Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Paper Tissue Flowers - Crafts with Kids

I saw a beautiful display at an outdoor school festival and wanted to try this craft for myself.  You can do it with the kids in 5 easy steps. We made these for a surprise birthday party for my daughters friend.

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 (the size to the right is 13x9 inches) 
  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. Accordion pleat the tissue paper working from the long side.
  3. Wind one end of the chenille stem around the middle of the accordion pleated tissue paper. Trim the ends of each side to give the pedals a unique look. 
  4. Gently separate each layer pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower. 
  5. Do the second side and your flower will be complete.  
  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 after step 5.
  2. You can make hanging pompoms to hand in your childs room or above a food buffet as well.  Simply use larger dimensions of tissue paper in one color.  Tie the two halves together and hang from the ceiling.


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Thanks for sharing!