Spring is in the air. Mother’s Day is around the corner and today we have a gorgeous little and Easy Paper Tulip Craft for you! These Paper Tulips are super easy and would look great on a greeting card, as part of a big collage, or make them with stems and have them as “stand alone” decorations.
They are also a great Origami project for beginners (we have lots more ideas for you to check out!!), as they are so quick and easy to do. We have become a little obsessed with paper crafts – as you can make these almost any place and any time – all you need is a pad of paper!!
If you glue the two parts together, I think this simple Paper Tulip.. would really work well as an easy Tulip Origami Bookmark, don’t you think?!
To make an easy paper tulip, you will need:
- Paper for the tulip head 12cm x 12cm
- Paper for the stem 15cm x 15cm
- Scissors (to snip and connect)
How to make an easy paper tulip:
Either watch our quick video tutorial or follow the step by step photo instructions below. There are two options for the stem. An origami stem shared in the video or the simpler “paper straw” stem showed below. Choose which suits you best!
Time needed: 5 hours.
Origami Tulips are super easy to make and a great Preschooler Spring Project or paper flower for kids of any age!
- Origami Tulips – Step 1 Create a Triangle
Turn your square piece of paper, so you have a diamond in front of you. Fold the paper UP across the diagnoal to make a triangle.
- Shape the Tulip’s Head
Fold down the centre of your triangle to create a “guide crease”. Open up again. Now you know where the middle of your paper flower is. Fold up the sides at an angle. As per the image.
- Final details to the Origami Tulip’s Head
Flip your paper over and fold in the sides to shape your paper tulip! The basic origami flower is finished. Now for a stem.
- How to make a stem
The video shared in this blogpost shows you how to make an ORIGAMI stem. However, you can also choose this other rolled up paper straw method.
Take the green paper and start rolling it up diagonally. Using a tooth pick or a thin paint brush to get it going should help. Secure with a little glue.
Cut a snip into the bottom of the tulip head and insert. Finished. If making the origami stem version, your tulip will be able to stand too!
Aren’t these Paper Tulips simply adorable? I think they make a great origami project for any age group… but are especially a lovely Preschool Spring Craft don’t you think?
As mentioned above, we have lots of paper crafts and Origami ideas for kids… plenty of ideas to get stuck in and have a go and discover your love for paper!!! There are paper crafts for all levels – lots for beginners and also, some for those feeling more confident and wanting to give something new a try!
Take a peak at our Origami for Kids (aka Beginners) here: