How to make paper daffodils

Updated April 17, 2017

A daffodil is a flower that comes in colours such as yellow, pink and red. Over 40 species of the daffodil exist, and they are very easy to grow even for beginning gardeners. The daffodil is intriguing because the centre of the flower forms a cup called the corona. Although it may look difficult to duplicate this interesting flower, it is not.

Draw daffodil petals onto a piece of any colour construction paper and draw a round circle onto a piece of orange paper. If you do not know how to draw a daffodil petal or a circle, you can use a stencil. You will need to draw six petals per flower. The petals should measure about 5 cm (2 inches) in length and 1.3 cm (1/2 inch) across. You will need one orange circle that is 1 cm x 1 cm (1 inch x 1 inch) for each daffodil.

Cut the petals and circle out of the paper with scissors. When you are cutting the circle out, cut the edges in a jagged fashion rather than a straight edge.

Fold the circle several times and unfold it so there will be creases.

Glue the petals to the back of the circle using any glue you wish. Do not overlap the petals.

Cut three long strips of green card stock to form leaves. The leaves should be the length of the card stock and less than 1.3 cm (1/2 inch) wide.

Glue one of the leaves to the back of the petals.

Place one end of the remaining leaves at the end of the leaf that is glued onto the petals and glue them on. They should not be touching the petals of the daffodil.

Form the centre of the daffodil by taking a small section of orange scrap paper, forming a cup and gluing it to the centre of the circle.


Make sure the glue on your daffodil is dry before you move it.


If children are helping you make the daffodil, carefully watch them if you plan on letting them use the scissors.

Things You'll Need

  • Construction paper
  • Green card stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Stencil
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