Paper Flowers For Mom | Desert Botanical Garden

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Paper flowers are a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Grab the kids and try your hand at this family friendly activity.

Conservation at home:

Instead of buying materials for this craft, reduce your carbon footprint by upcycling materials found at home.

Materials:

  • Tissue Paper (newspaper works well too)
  • Twine/String
  • Scissors
  • Paint or Markers (for decorating)
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Directions:

1. Cut five to seven pieces of tissue paper in the shape of a square. Bigger squares mean bigger flowers and more tissue paper layers mean fuller flowers. Layer the five pieces over each other so all of the four edges meet.
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2. Fold the layers of tissue paper equally in an accordion style.

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3. Fold the tissue paper in half. Tie the center with a piece of twin or thread. Make sure you secure it tightly. It should look like a bow tie.

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4. (Optional) Cut both ends of your folded tissue paper in a curve. This will make the scalloped edges or petals of the flower.

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5. Slowly and gently, unfurl your flower by pulling up one layer at a time towards the center.

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Now you have beautiful flowers you can present to Mom!

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