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Tissue Paper Flowers Craft

Tissue Paper Flowers Craft

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

Tissue Paper Flowers step 1

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.  

Tissue Paper Flowers step 4

4. Wind one end of the chenille stem around the middle of the accordion pleated tissue paper.

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.  

Tissue Paper Flowers step 6

6. Gently separate each layer pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower.

Tissue Paper Flowers step 7

7. Do the second side. 

8. 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!