Tissue paper flowers

Tissue paper flowers

Making paper flowers is a simple craft activity that will keep kids busy AND brighten up your home. These simple tissue paper flowers can be altered slightly to create all different kinds of pretty blooms. What varieties can you create?

What you need:

  • 8 x sheets of tissue paper (8cm x 10cm)
  • 1 x pipe cleaner
  • scissors

Number of players:



Place the eight sheets of paper on top of each other. Now concertina fold the sheets, with each fold being approximately 0.5–1cm.

Tie a pipe cleaner at the centre of the folded tissue paper, leaving a long stem at one end.

At this point, you can make all sorts of flower variations by snipping the ends of the tissue paper differently:

  • Daisy – snip each end into a point 
  • Rose – snip gently curved ends
  • Chrysanthemum – fringe cut the ends

Once you've snipped, unfold one side of the flower and separate out the sheets of tissue paper until it starts to look flowery. Now do the same on the other side.

For an extra-realistic look, you might also like to glue a mini yellow pompom to the centre of your flower to make it look like pollen. 

How many other kinds of flowers can you make by snipping the ends differently?

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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