I came across these photos of a Tissue Paper Flower craft that I did with my girls years ago when my girls were 4 & 2. I might have shed a tear or two when I came across the pictures, for not only forgetting about a content idea, but also how fast kids grow up.
We made tissue paper flowers for their grandmothers for Mother’s Day and the four year old’s pre-school teachers on the last day of school. They were such a hit with everyone and the pride on my little girls’ faces when they gave the handmade flowers as gifts lit up the room. The art teacher at the school loved her flower so much that she added it to her curriculum at the school for the next year.
This is an easy craft AND you probably have the materials on hand too. These Tissue Paper Flowers also make cute gift box toppers and party decorations.
Tissue Paper Flowers
Materials Needed for Each Flower:
- 4 sheets of tissue paper, any color
- 1 craft “pipe” cleaner
1. I like the look of different patterns, but the same color scheme. Lay out the tissue paper so they are in a neat pile. The tissue paper was approximately 20 inches X 24 inches and I cut in half to make 10 X 12 inch squares.
2. Starting at the short side, fold the tissue paper like an accordion.
3. Round each end with scissors. This is not a necessary step, but I think the flowers turn out prettier when scalloped.
4. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle of the paper.
5. Separate the ends of the tissue paper to create a flower. Attach a gift tag to the pipe cleaner.
And that’s it! These make cute gifts for Mother’s Day and teachers.