How to Cut a 2D Paper Flower

Updated April 17, 2017

If you're working on a scrapbook and need to make some flowers to embellish your pages or just sitting with your child cutting decorative shapes putting together some 2-D paper flowers is an enjoyable endeavour.

Print out templates of flower designs on your computer printer by looking up flower clip art. You can cut these out and use these as guides to cutting your flowers.

Lay the template over the coloured construction paper you want to use for your flower and trace the design onto the paper with a pencil.

Cut the flower design out of the coloured construction paper with a scissors.

Make a stem and leaves with green construction paper if you want to expand on the flower design.


If working with children, supervise accordingly when they are using sharp scissors and adhesives. Once you create a 2D paper flower, you can poke a pipe cleaner through the middle to make it an actual flower that you can give to others!

Things You'll Need

  • Coloured construction paper or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
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Sara Haley has been writing professionally since 1998, writing articles for companies such as "Planned Parenthood." During her senior year in high school, she wrote for "The Papillion Times," "The Gretna Breeze," and other local newspapers. She also writes for her own sites, Omaha Moms and Happy Apping, andstudied in English and journalism at Metropolitan Community College.