Flowers, ranging from small to huge ones, can be made out of tissue paper. A paper flower, thus made, can be used to decorate wreaths as well as gift-wraps, or can be kept around votive candles as well. Sometimes, paper flowers are also used in wedding decorations and household decorations, at large. If that isn’t all, tissue paper flowers make beautiful additions to proms, showers, birthdays, and quinceañera parties. It is a simple craft, which children can enjoy making. The adults may also lend a helping hand, by painting the flowers in a variety of vibrant colors. The best thing about paper flowers is that they do not wilt and can be kept as a keepsake for lifelong. They also make perfect choices to gift to people who are allergic to the fragrance of flowers. And if you are looking for instructions on how to make beautiful flowers using tissue paper, the following lines will prove highly useful.
Tissue Paper Flower Craft For Children
- Colored Tissue Paper
- Water Colors
- Poster Colors
- Chenille Stem / Green Pipe Cleaner
- Craft Glue
- Using scissors, cut 6-8 rectangles of colored tissue paper. Each piece should measure 14×16 cm, approximately. For a larger and fuller bloom, stack around 15 sheets of tissue paper. You can use a single color or different colors. The more colors you use, the more beautiful your flower will turn out to be.
- Pile the rectangular pieces of tissue paper together and crease them back and forth in accordion style. Do this by folding them from the longer side. The folding is the same as you do to make an accordion paper fan.
- Attach one end of the Chenille stem or green pipe cleaner to the central part of the pleated tissue paper. You may use a craft glue to fix the stem in place. This will make the tissue paper look like a bowtie.
- To give a unique appearance to the petals, trim the ends of each side. You can trim the ends to get pointy, bumpy, rounded, jagged, fringed, square, or snowflake edges.
- Pull the ends of the pleated tissue paper towards each other.
- Carefully, fluff each layer of the creased paper. Work on it by starting from the top layer on both sides of the Chenille stem, pulling each layer towards the middle of the flower and graduating towards the sides. This will give the appearance of a full flower bloom.
- Your tissue paper flower is ready!
- Now, make a solution by mixing water with a little amount of poster/water color.
- Dip a paintbrush in the solution and dab it at the ends of the tissue paper flower. The beautiful colors on the flower will blend, making it even more attractive.
- Allow the paint to dry, before using the tissue paper flowers.
- To add leaves to your flowers, you can stack two sheets of green tissue paper while pleating the pile of tissue paper. For an added effect, use more than two layers of green paper in two different shades.
- Trim the folded green paper into the shape of a leaf.
- To create a round hanging ornament, stack around 12 sheets of tissue paper and replace the pipe cleaner with a string while tying the fan together.
Experimenting with different colors and petal shapes is really fun and enjoyable. By blending small and large tissue papers, you can stock up a bouquet of bright and multihued blooms. You can use tissue paper flowers for a number of great end uses, such as, gift decorations, household decorations and for carrying or wearing for fancy dress or celebrations. Go for them!