Tissue Paper Flowers

Make some gorgeous tissue paper flowers for Mother’s day or as a lovely way to celebrate Spring by decorating the house and using in flower shop role play games! These can be adapted in any way and embellished with stickers, sequins and glitter to make them as simple or spectacular as wanted.
We recently made a bunch of tissue paper flowers together using just squares of coloured tissue paper, sticky tape and bamboo BBQ skewers. We decided to use them to decorate Grandma’s grave as a little celebration that Spring is here. As they are SO simple and quick to do, we are going to make some more this week to add to a special flower shop role play area we are making!

Cut some largish squares from coloured tissue paper and set them out to let your child choose which colours and combinations they want to use. Older kids can do the cutting themselves and it doesn’t matter how precise the initial shapes are. The  simply fold them in half once, then once again, pinching the paper in the middle underneath as you do so. After the final fold, twist the paper around a little and fold back some of the outer corners to represent slightly turned back petals. Attach the pinched area straight to the top of a BBQ skewer using some tape and it is all finished!

Our tissue papers had a lovely shimmery glitter embedded within them, so looked gorgeous in the sunlight. You could also add your own glitter, sequins or drawings to the papers before folding them into the flower shapes. Flowers personalised with little sketches would look gorgeous and make an extra special gift for a parent, grandparent or teacher!

Once we had made a small bunch we popped them all into a jar to make the place look bright and cheerful for a while, before taking them to decorate Grandma’s grave. You could easily use this same method to create flower garlands and necklaces, which would look beautiful!

What they are learning while they play:
creativity: combining materials, making sculptural art forms, representing nature, using art during play
motor skills: cutting, flying, pinching, snipping, tearing, sticking using pincer grasp and baby grip

Cakie: 4.6
Pop: 2.11
Bean 12 mos

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  • I love these – we’re going to have a go at making them today.

  • So pretty! My kids would love making them and they all turn out so beautifully! We could use some spring flowers too here in New England as we are getting more slushy snow today!

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