This adorable paper flower craft is perfect for welcoming spring into your home. These will be a wonderful decoration, you can make a few and have a beautiful bouquet.
Since this is a quick spring craft, it’s also perfect for the classroom. We will share some tips on how to make this classroom suitable for different ages.
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We LOVE spring. By far my favorite season. Not too cold, not too hot, just perfect. And all the sun and these flowers. What could not be loved! We also believe that flowers are the most beautiful in nature. So today we are going to show you a step-by-step guide on how to make an adorable DIY paper flower.
This can be great for all ages, young children (preschool and kindergarten) will get wonderful fine motor practice while older children will just enjoy the project and have fun.
You can also customize it to make it a “mature” craft – just use music paper or newspaper for a more rustic look. Ready? Let us begin.
Crafts with paper flowers
What do you need
- Circle Punch – We recommend an extra large size if this craft will be performed by a young child.
- yellow paper
- Paper of different colors (we used regular printer paper)
- paper cutters or scissors
- glue stick
- Green paper straws
- clear tape (or patterned for fun)
You can see the video tutorial
Or follow this step-by-step guide
First, punch some circles in yellow paper. You need 1 circle for 1 flower. We recommend using a larger stamp when working with young children as it will be easier for them to use.
Cut strips of paper. The next step involves some trial and error. Depending on the size of your circle, different lengths (and widths) of paper strips will work. We recommend that you first make a strip of paper and make a loop (as seen in the next step) and see if that works with the size of your circle. Once you are happy with the size of the loop relative to your yellow circle, start cutting strips of paper of that size.
We recommend the cut if you are working with younger children. If you are planning on making this a class project and would like the kids to cut themselves, we recommend using the larger circle punch as cutting letter-width strips works well.
Glue the ends of the paper strips together and form a paper loop. You will need several (the number depends on the size of the flower you are making).
Glue the loops to one side of the paper circle. We start by gluing 4 at 90°, then another 4 in between and another 8 in between.
When you are happy with how your paper flower looks, apply glue to the green paper straw and press it into the center of the flower.
Secure with clear tape.
Your paper flower creation is complete.
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