Handmade flower

With Mothers Day right around the corner (and this week being Teacher Appreciation Week) I have been working with my students on handmade gifts. One of my absolute favorites are paper flowers. They are simple, beautiful, and easy to make. If I can manage getting a classroom of 27 eight year old’s to create these, you can too!

You will need approximately 5-8 pieces of tissue paper. You can choose your own size depending upon how big you want your flower. Mine were about 3″ x6″

 

 

Stack tissue paper and fold like a fan on the long side. Wrap pipe cleaner around the tissue paper and twist to secure.

Cut the ends to a point, curved, or frayed to add detail.

Begin to peel each layer up towards the center. Be gentle!

My students love to make them with bright colors!

I love to make them with soft colors and display them in old bottles. Best part….you don’t have to water them and they will live forever!

Take these a step further by using patterned paper, fabric, etc. Fabric flowers also make great hair clips and broaches for your clothes! I have made several variations but these seem to be the most successful with kids. Check out www.marthastewart.com for more ideas on handmade flowers.

 

 

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One thought on “Handmade flower

  1. omg, so funny that you like these! We are having them in brown and ecru at the wedding in various sizes! I love them, too!!

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