Construction Paper Flowers Craft

| April 13, 2015 | 13 Comments

If you are looking for a simple and fun craft that also makes a great gift, then you will enjoy this construction flower craft. I got the idea from the back of a package of Crayola construction paper. These construction paper flowers are easy to make and are fun for all ages; and the best part is that they don’t have to be perfect – they are unique and individual as the flowers the people making them.

Materials needed:

  • Three pieces of construction paper: green for the stem and leaves; and any other two colours (these will form the flower; we used blue and red)
  • Glue
  • A pen or pencilconstruction paper flowers

 

Instructions for one construction flower:

  • Cut two strips of green paper the length of the construction paper and about 1 cm or so in width
  • Cut five strips (about 1 cm wide) of one other colour of paper (these will be your flower’s petals)
  • Finally, using your third colour of construction paper, cut one more 1cm strip
  • Take a piece of the green paper and twirl it around the end of your pen or pencil.
  • Then carefully take the rolled up paper off the end and pinch one side of the paper. Place a dab of glue under the top flap to secure it to the paper, then gently let it loosen up a little so that it resembles a leaf. Do the same to the other piece of green construction paper.constructionpaperflower
  • Repeat step five with the five strips of construction paper that you have set aside for your flower’s petals.
  • Repeat step five again for the colour you set aside for the centre of your flower OR cut a circle shape (see photo for example). The circle is an easier way to attach the petals together and is less frustrating for younger children.
  • Take the piece of green construction paper that you had set aside for the stem and fold it in half.
  • Place all the pieces on the stem with glue – holding each one in place for a few seconds until the glue sets.
  • Lay the flower down until the glue is completely dry and then find a vase to display your work!flowers

I would love to see some pictures of this completed craft! Have fun, use fun colours and remember that it’s okay for each flower to look different – that’s just how a real flower garden grows!

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In addition to being a freelance writer and blogger, Tracy is a virtual assistant specializing in marketing and communication at VirtualOfficeResources.ca. She is also a devoted mother to an imaginative daughter and wife to her best friend of more than fifteen years. In her spare time she enjoys baking, kayaking, snowshoeing, walking her energetic Australian Shepherd, and cuddling with her perpetually grumpy cat. Depending on the time of day, Tracy's downtime is spent with a good book and hot cup of fair trade coffee or a glass of Canadian red wine. Author's website.

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  1. Brenda A says:

    These are so cute. Quilling is such an interesting art!

  2. KD says:

    That looks like a fun craft for young school-age children!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These are really sweet, always good to have new ideas for when the grandchildren come to visit, thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. kathy downey says:

    These are so neat

  5. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I love those. They’re so cute!

  6. kathy downey says:

    Quilling is such fun !

  7. kathy downey says:

    Hope to get the kids to try this on the weekend,suppose to get rain so this might be fun

  8. Anne Taylor says:

    I remember making something like these flowers when I was a kid, but we used toilet paper rolls for the petals. Great craft!

  9. Victoria Ess says:

    I remember making these in school!

  10. Amy Lovell says:

    These are too cute!! Thanks!

  11. kathy downey says:

    This is a super cool craft to make with young children

  12. kathy downey says:

    We had a blast making these

  13. Julie says:

    This is a cute little Spring craft!

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