We love flowers! Flowers bring smiles and can cheer up just about anyone with their beautiful shapes and colors. We made this charming and colorful carnation craft so you can have fun making some of your very own. Make one carnation and if you get inspired you can make a whole bouquet.
Pro tip: these flowers will last a lot longer than the real ones!
Things You’ll Need
- Construction paper different colors
- Hole punch
- Glue stick
- Small paint brush
- Clear tape
- Green paint
- Paper straws
- Jar or small vase
First, paint your paper straws with green craft paint and set them aside to dry. These will be your flower stems.
Now you can start your flowers. Use one sheet of construction paper per flower. Cut your construction paper sheet into three horizontal strips: one 4” thick, one 3” thick and one 2” thick.
Fold your three strips of paper in half lengthwise. Cut small lines from the folded edge to add texture, making sure not to cut straight across.
Open up your strip of construction paper and refold it the other way without flattening the petals. Add glue along the clean edge and press the two sides together. You should end up with some little tubes of paper.
Starting with your smallest strip of paper, add some glue to the straight edge and tape one end to one of your stems. Begin twisting the straw and guiding the paper, keeping the bottom of the flower flat.
Repeat this twisting step for the medium and large petals. Secure the strips at the beginning and end of the twist with some clear tape.
You can cut out some leaf shapes using green construction paper and punch some holes at the tip of each leaf.
Thread your leaves along the straw stem to support the bottom of your flower. Bend the tips of the leaves and wrap them around your flower base.
Place your colorful carnations in a vase or a jar, no water needed! These also make a perfect gift for someone special.
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