We've made this adorable and easy diy tissue paper flowers craft that you can use with your kids, or with after school groups, or Sunday School, or anytime you need a cute project to do with kids and want to remind them how amazing their mothers are and have them give them gifts. (These also work for other events.)
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How to make easy diy tissue paper flowers:
So, here's to mothers:
- tissue paper
- a few pencils (we used chopsticks).
- Optional: [easyazon_link identifier="B001K7QAYM" locale="US"]wire[/easyazon_link]
First, you'll probably want to cut the tissue paper in half so that you're working with a section of tissue paper about a page in length. You'll need to cut the tissue paper into strips of varying lengths. These strips will turn into the petals of your tissue paper flowers.
You don't want the paper to be TOO different in size, or your flowers will look wonky. Just a little difference.;
Then, unroll the tissue paper strips and fold them up. You'll want to fold them at slightly different thicknesses to create flower petals that get slightly larger towards the outside.
This is the hard part. You need to cut each of the rolled up pieces, so they form connected petals. Shown above is the first cut. See how it doesn't go all the way through? That's important. This way your petals will all be connected.Heres what the tissue paper flowers look like after they've been cut. You only do two cuts total. The straight one almost across...and then the curvy one that makes it look like a half petal.
Then you unroll them, and they turn into a string of petals!
This is where the pencil comes in. Wrap the tissue paper around the pencil and tape it to itself. Begin rolling.When you finish with the first strip, tie it down and grab the next strip. Tape the second strip down and keep rolling. Do the same with the third.
Not exactly what you were looking for? Martha Stewart and Spoonful have some great versions that are a little different than ours.