Many of us have made tissue paper flowers for Mother's Day or a party. The next step is to try something a little different. Exotic flowers are easy to make out of paper. You will need more materials and a certain amount of control to make these. Hibiscus flowers are very exotic and colourful and are an excellent choice for your first exotic paper flower.
Draw a teardrop shape on card stock. Dimensions should be 4 inches wide and 3 inches long. This will be the pattern for your leaves. Cut out the template.
Draw around the pattern onto crepe or tissue paper. If you use tissue paper, you may want to double it to add thickness. You will need five petals. Cut the petals out.
Colour the petals using markers of the same colour but varying shades. This will add depth and texture to the flower.To look like a true hibiscus, use the same colour on all petals. As you put the petals together, darken them in the centre with the same coloured marker.
Cut off one end of the cotton swab and colour it to resemble the flower's stamen. Coat the tip of the swab with yellow chalk to simulate the pollen.
Attach the petals at the tips to the cotton swab so that the stamen is poking up through the centre. Secure with floral tape and then secure the blossom to the stem using the tape.
Try to locate photos of hibiscus blossoms if you want your flower to be realistic.
Tips and warnings
- Try to locate photos of hibiscus blossoms if you want your flower to be realistic.
Things you need
- Lightweight card stock
- Tissue or crepe paper
- Cotton swab sticks
- Yellow chalk
- Colour markers
- Floral tape