How to make paper flowers with Art Attack

Make interesting paper or plastic flowers like those made on Art Attack. This is a fun project that you can make with the kids and help guide their creative abilities. Use coloured tissue paper or recycle coloured plastic bags for this project. Make a few flowers or make a garland of flowers to decorate the door frame of a child's room. Create several paper flower garlands to use as fun party decorations.

Draw 6 or 7 tear shaped petals on either coloured tissue paper or a coloured plastic bag. Draw a circle slightly larger than the petals out of another piece of coloured tissue paper or plastic bag.

Cut each petal out of the paper or plastic. Help your child if he has a hard time cutting the shapes out. Cut the circle in the same way.

Pinch the circle in the middle bunching the outer edges up. It should look like a gathered circle. Place sticky tape around the part that you are pinching with your fingers to make the gather. This will hold the gather in place. Place two petals around the edges of your gathered circle and tape them in place. Continue adding petals around the centre until you have the entire flower shape.

Cut a 15 cm (6 inch) long by 5 cm (2 inch) wide strip of green tissue paper or plastic and twist from one end to the other to create the stem. Tape or glue the back of the stem to the flower.

Make different coloured flowers and different shaped flower petals on each flower to add variety. Tape two or three pieces of green construction paper together and roll lengthwise. Use a green plastic bag if you want to make it out of plastic. Twist the paper or bag into a branch like shape and wrap, glue and tape your flowers to it to begin making a long garland. Add more green twisted paper as necessary.

Things You'll Need

  • Coloured tissue paper
  • Green construction paper
  • Coloured plastic bags
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
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