Spring has sprung and seeing colorful flowers in bloom make me so happy! I happened to have plenty of tissue paper and pipe cleaners on hand, so why not make our very own bright, colorful flowers?
It’s really quite easy and there are steps that my daughter’s nimble little fingers can do as well. These flowers can be used as decorations for anything from a birthday party to a backyard BBQ. The pipe cleaners make it easy to attach them almost anywhere. I wanted to make my plain white flowers a little more cheerful for our Spring celebration so we sprayed them with a light mist of liquid watercolors. (I ordered mine here. Easy to wash off and clean up!!) If you don’t have liquid watercolor I’m sure a bit of water with a few drops of food coloring would work as well. Just be sure to use a spray bottle with a fine mist so that you don’t wet the delicate paper too much! If you do have colorful tissue paper, then have fun with layering different colors colors together. Each flower will be beautifully unique!
Step 1: Gather your supplies – 6 sheets of tissue paper per flower (cut your rectangular sheets into squares), pipe cleaners (I used green so that we could have green stems), safety scissors
Step 2: Stack the 6 sheets of tissue paper neatly and fold one side over about 1″. Turn the stack over and fold back the same width. Continue until it’s all folded up like a fan Continue reading →