How to Make Paper Flowers

How to Make Paper Flowers for Kids

Craft activities can keep children happily engaged for long. By trying paper craft activities children get to express their creativity and learn new skills. Along with making adorable craft items, they develop their motor skills, cognitive skills, and emotional skills. Since it involves cutting, folding, and joining sections of paper together to create something, it enhances their imagination power as well. If your child shows an interest in paper crafts, here are some great ideas for him to try out.

Paper Flower Craft Ideas for Children

Here is a list of paper flower craft designs that your child can try:

1. Rainbow Paper Flowers

This simple flower design makes for a great 3D artwork for your child’s craft notebook.

Rainbow flowers

What You’ll Need

  • Craft paper of 6 different colours
  • Craft glue
  • A pair of scissors
  • Sketch pens
  • A plain white sheet

How To Make

  • Draw a circle of 4 cm diameter on each craft paper.
  • Cut out the circular discs using a pair of scissors.
  • Take a circle and fold it into half to get a semi-circle – it will form the petal of the flower.
  • Then fold the remaining circular discs into halves to get semi-circles.
  • Draw a tiny circle with a sketch pen in the middle of the plain sheet – it will act as the centre of the flower.
  • Take the six petals of different colours and arrange them in a circle with one tip of each petal converging on the centre of the flower.
  • Glue them in place and use sketch pens to draw the stem and leaves to complete the flower.

2. Scribble Art Flowers

Here’s how your child can make scribble art flowers.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 drawing sheet
  • Colour pencils, crayons, watercolours, etc
  • Paint brushes and water
  • Scissors and beads

How To Make

  • Allow the children to scribble on the drawing sheet using colour pencils or watercolours.
  • Let it dry then cut them into petal-shaped pieces.
  • Take a plain drawing sheet and cut out a small circle from it and arrange the petals to form a flower around it.
  • Glue them together to make scribble art flowers.

3. Paper Plate Flowers

Leftover paper plates from birthday parties make for great craft material.

What You’ll Need

  • Paper plates made out of cardboard
  • Watercolours
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
  • Craft sticks

How To Make

  • Draw the outline of your favourite flower on a paper plate.
  • Cut along the outline and remove the rest of the paper to get the flower.
  • Glue a craft stick at the back of the centre of the flower to make a stalk.
  • Cut out leaves from the excess paper and glue them to the craft stick below the flower.
  • Paint the petals with a colour of your choice. Colour the glue stick in brown and the leaves in green.

4. Paper Rose

The idea for this craft draws inspiration from spiral pencil shavings that curl up into a cone.

What You’ll Need

  • A red sheet
  • Green straws or pipe cleaners
  • A pair of scissors
  • Pencils

How To Make

  • Using the pencil draw an evenly spaced expanding spiral on the red craft paper that is about three to four inches in size.
  • Cut along the spiral outline with a scissor such that it becomes a spring-like spiral.
  • Roll from the outside edge all the way to the centre.
  • Poke a hole in the centre to fit the pipe cleaner or the straw.
  • Push the pipe cleaner and let the spiral uncurl a bit into the shape of a rose.

5. Ribbon Sun Flower

This is a simple way to make beautiful sunflowers.

What You’ll Need

  • Craft papers of different colours
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • A pair of scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Green drinking straws

How To Make

  • Cut a circle which is 3-5 cms in diameter to form the head of the flower.
  • Cut 1 cm wide strips of different lengths to make the petals of the sunflower. Use a yellow sheet to make petals.
  • Glue the ends of each strip together to form a loop.
  • Arrange the flat, glued-end of the petals around the head symmetrically and glue them together.
  • Colour the head of the flower in brown.
  • Glue the drinking straw to the centre of the head to form a stalk.

6. Paper Rosettes

These are easy to make and are excellent decorative crafts.

Red paper rosettes

What You Need

  • Colour paper
  • Glue
  • A thread

How To Make

  • You will need 3 sheets of paper to make one rosette depending on its length.
  • Cut the 3 sheets into squares and start making folds in them from one end to the other.
  • Make a 1-cm wide fold on one end, and make accordion folds along the whole length.
  • Stick the sheets together end to end to form one long sheet with folds.
  • Collect the folds together tightly and pinch them at the centre. Tie it with a thread to hold it together.
  • Spread the ends out and stick them together on each side to form a circular rosette.

7. Pop out Paper cup Flowers

Pop Out flowers are made with paper cups and can be made by anyone.

What You’ll Need

  • Paper cups
  • Crayons, watercolours, etc
  • A pair of scissors
  • Craft glue

How To Make

  • Trim the rim of the paper cups to remove the drinking edge.
  • Make multiple cuts halfway down into the cup using the scissors.
  • Spread out the cut sections to form the petals.
  • Paint the petals with different colours on the inside.

8. Craft Paper Daisies

If you’re looking for simple paper flower crafts for your kids, try craft paper daisies. Daisies can be made within no time.

What You’ll Need

  • Craft paper (white or any other colour)
  • Green pipe cleaner (optional)
  • Craft Glue
  • A pair of scissors

How To Make

  • Draw daisies on craft paper of different colours.
  • Use a stencil for perfect shapes and uniformity.
  • Cut along the lines with a scissor.
  • Cut out smaller circles the size of buttons.
  • Place the circles on the centre of the daisies and glue them.

9. Felt Poppies

Make beautiful red poppies with felt. These look pretty and will add style to your house.

What You’ll Need

  • Sheets of red and black felt
  • Bendable drinking straws
  • A pair of scissors
  • Buttons
  • Sketch pens
  • Hot melt glue
  • 8 petal flower templates
  • Patterned craft paper

How To Make

  • Using the template draw and cut out some flowers from the red felt.
  • To make them more realistic, completely cut out one petal from the tip to the centre of the flower.
  • Cut small circles out of the black felt to form the centre of the red poppies. With scissors cut random zigzags around its circumference for a realistic look.
  • Glue a button to the centre of the black felt and finally glue it to the centre of the poppy.
  • Glue the bendable end of the drinking straw at the back of the poppy flowers.

10. Cupcake Wrap Flowers

To make these flowers, all your kids will need is cupcake wrappers, a pair of scissors, and skill of course.

What You’ll Need

  • Multicoloured cupcake wrappers
  • Craft glue
  • Green craft paper
  • Coat buttons
  • A pair of scissors
  • A black sketch pen

How To Make

  • Flatten out the cupcake wrappers and sketch the outline of any petal design of your liking.
  • Take some coat buttons and glue them on to the centre of the wrappers.
  • Stick a green strip (cut from green craft paper) to form the stalk of the flowers.

11. Pinwheel Flowers

These are colourful and fun to make.

Pinwheel flowers

What You’ll Need

  • Craft papers of different colours
  • Pencils and ruler
  • Scissors
  • Straw
  • Push pins
  • Paper fastener

How To Make

  • Take two square sheets and draw identical squares on it. Cut the two squares and draw two diagonals on each square using a pencil and ruler.
  • Cut halfway to the centre along the diagonals from the edges and stop.
  • Gather the four corners or tips of the cut square vertices to the centre and glue them.
  • Insert a push pin at the centre.
  • Push the pin on a pencil’s eraser but don’t push it too tight as it might prevent it from spinning.
  • Blow the edges of the pinwheel to make it spin.

12. Full Bloom Rose

The petals of these roses are uneven to give it a more natural look.

What You’ll Need

  • Coloured craft papers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Beaded pins

How To Make

  • Start by drawing spirals on the craft sheets, however, the spirals shouldn’t be spaced evenly.
  • Cut along the spiral trace with a scissor until you end up with a craft paper coil.
  • Roll the coil from the outside in and pierce the centre of the coil with a beaded pin.

13. Balloon Flowers

These flowers are easy to make and look pretty.

What You’ll Need

  • Green, yellow, and pink craft papers
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors/punch
  • Pencil

How To Make

  • Start by drawing balloons on the pink craft paper and cut them out with a scissor. Alternatively, you can use a punch to get uniform-sized balloons.
  • Wrinkle the edges of the balloon shapes with the blunt edge of the scissors to make them look more like petals.
  • Take a yellow craft paper and cut out a circle to make the flower head.
  • Glue the tapered end of the balloon petals symmetrically around the circle.
  • Make leaves and stalk out of the green craft to complete the flower.

14. Disc Flowers

Simple paper disks can be used to make gorgeous looking flowers.

What You’ll Need

  • Craft papers of different colours
  • Circle punch
  • Craft glue
  • Beads

How To Make

  • Punch out a few circles from craft papers of all colours.
  • Use one of the discs as the base and carefully arrange 5 discs around the base such that they overlap each other a little bit giving a symmetrical flower pattern.
  • Glue these discs together and additionally glue a bead at the centre to give the flower a complete look.

15. Handprint Lilies

Your kids will have fun while making handprint lillies.

What You’ll Need

  • Craft paper sheets of different colours
  • Drinking straws
  • Tissue paper core
  • A pair of scissors
  • Pencils
  • Craft glue

How To Make

  • Trace your child’s hand over different coloured craft paper.
  • Cut out the hand impression with a scissor and roll it vertically.
  • Curl down the fingers of each roll to make the flower bloom.
  • Glue one end of the cut out to the drinking straw.
  • Your handprint lily is ready.

16. Tissue Paper Flowers

Your kids might take some time to make tissue paper flowers, but rest assured because the outcome will be wonderful.

Tissue paper flowers

What You’ll Need

  • White cardboard
  • Green and pink tissue papers or crepe paper
  • Craft glue
  • A pair of scissors

How To Make

  • Draw the pattern of a flower complete with a stem and leaves on the cardboard sheet and cut it out.
  • Cut the pink and green crepe tissues into a number of little pieces and crinkle them.
  • Smear craft glue all over the cardboard flower.
  • Stick the crinkled tissues to cover the whole surface.

17. Heart Petal Flowers

Heart petal flowers look beautiful and can be made within no time. Here’s how your kids can make them!

What You’ll Need

  • A coloured craft sheet
  • A craft punch of heart shape
  • Glue
  • A pair of scissors

How To Make

  • Use the heart craft punch to punch out petals from the coloured paper.
  • Gently fold each heart vertically.
  • Glue 5 or 6 petals together at their base to make a flower.
  • Glue a bead at the centre.

18. Tissue Paper Pom-Pom Flowers

Tissue paper can be used to make fluffy pom-pom flowers.

What You’ll Need

  • Tissue papers
  • Pipe cleaner, floral wire
  • A pair of scissors
  • Drinking straws
  • Craft glue

How To Make

  • Take 6 to 7 tissue papers of the same dimensions and stack them on top of each other.
  • Make a 2cm wide fold in the bunch and fold them in the accordion style, trim off excess paper and the edges with the scissors.
  • Fold at the centre and use floral wire to wrap around the fold.
  • Spread out each layer gently to form petals.
  • Stick a straw to the bottom end to complete the flower.

19. Paper Flower Vase

It’s easy to make a pretty vase with these simple paper flowers.

What You’ll Need

  • Coloured craft papers
  • Drinking straws
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To Make

  • Take coloured craft papers and make different types of flowers using stencils or punches.
  • Use the drinking straws as stalks and glue each flower to it.
  • Arrange different flowers based on their size and place into a pretty vase.

20. Cupcake Liner Flowers

These simple flowers are one of the prettiest of the lot and your child will have fun making these.

What You’ll Need

  • Cupcake liners of different colours
  • Pencils
  • A pair of scissors

How To Make

  • Fold the circular cupcake liner to make a semi-circle and fold it again to make a sector, more folds give you more petals.
  • Use the pencil to draw an arc along the base of the sector.
  • Cut along the arc and unfold the paper to reveal the flower.

Some of the most beautiful paper flowers can be made out of the simplest materials available. With creativity and skill, you can make art activities fun for the kids and help them improve their imaginative skills.

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