We celebrate colors, shapes and nature with this beautiful paper flowers bouquet craft! You can look at pictures of real flowers for ideas and inspiration or just get creative by mixing cool shapes, colors and textures of paper.
This craft involves fine motor skills and lots of decision making. Make one special flower or a whole bouquet. Either way, the results are simply beautiful!
Things you’ll need
- Colorful construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Bottle cap
- Decorative scissors (optional)
Make four rectangles out of a sheet of construction paper by folding it in half, and in half again. Open it up and cut along the folded lines. Repeat this step with some different colors.
Fold each rectangle in half, and in half again. Holding the folded point, carefully cut a petal shape or semi-circle and unfold it to reveal a small flower shape with four symmetrical petals!
Each flower requires two layers of petals of different sizes. Make some larger ones and smaller ones and have fun layering the colors and shapes. For the flower centers, trace a bottle cap and cut it out with decorative scissors. Be creative! After all, no flower in nature is exactly the same.
Use a pencil to make a hole through the center of each of the petal shapes. Feed a green pipe cleaner through the flower holes to connect them and make a flower stem.
Curl and bend the tip of the pipe cleaner to provide a flat surface for the flower centre. Add some glue to stick it in place.
To make leaves for your flower stem, cut out some leaf shapes out of green paper and glue them onto the pipe cleaner. TIP: Layer some green paper together to cut out more than one leaf at a time!
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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