This paper flower bouquet is an easy craft for children to make as a gift for Mother's Day.
My child's preschool made these this year, and the children had fun practicing their cutting and gluing skills!
The flowers look really pretty sitting on your window sill or on the mantle. These paper flower bouquets can be made in two different sizes.
For the larger bouquet, you need a larger
piece of paper and a larger disposable cup. The smaller
bouquet can be made using a standard 8.5"x 11" paper and a dixie cup.
1. Begin by folding the green paper in half lengthwise.
2. Using a ruler, draw a horizontal line, one inch up from the bottom edge. Above this, measure off vertical strips one inch in width. See the photos below for help.
3. Using the scissors, cut on the vertical lines. Stop when you reach the horizontal line so you don't cut all the way through. When you are finished, unfold the paper.
4. Next, you are going to begin to fold the paper back in half again. However, do not bring the paper to meet the bottom edge, but instead bring it one inch up from the bottom edge, as shown. Use a stapler to secure this at each edge and in the middle. This offset causes the ends of the "leaves" to curve outward.
5. Next, begin to roll the paper so the leaves are turning outward, and secure the tube with a staple.
6. Place the bouquet in the cup, and staple it to the side of the cup to secure.
7. Crumple up the little one inch squares of tissue paper. Then put a dot of white glue on the top of each folded leaf. Then glue on the crumpled tissue paper to be the flowers. Ready to give away as a gift!